Piastre


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Piastre

1. The name of the subdivision equal to 1/100 of several currencies. Examples include the Egyptian pound and the Lebanese pound.

2. See: Ottoman piastre.
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Tertrais assigns a crucial role to the piastre, which had been overvalued deliberately in December 1945, in a decision intended to be temporary.
The chairperson of the committee, Gach Makuach, told Sudan Tribune that the coins will be in the denominations of 5, 20 and 50 piastres.
Today, Metallix Sales Manager Maria Piastre has announced that Metallix is expanding the processing scope of APR[sup.
Le ministre des Finances: (Nous allons recuperer tout piastre du gouvernement qui a ete detourne).
The biggest coin he has is that of 10,000 Yen denomination, followed by a holed Lebanese coin with French denomination (1 piastre of Republique Libanaise) that was minted in 1955.
The piastre currency on the stamps was rendered as Arabic as "ghursh," correctly qursh.
Sir William Gregory, a former Tory MP and governor of Ceylon, argued that, 'We are the only nation which had an honest sympathy with the unfortunate peasants of the Nile Valley, and yet we are forced to be the nigger-drivers, the administrators of the lash to exact the last piastre from these poor wretches for the benefit of bondholders.
I promise to give you three piastres (Qurush)*," Salim replied.
EGYPT'S currency consists of pounds and piastres, not pesetas (Page 57 early editions, January 12).
Example: A person pledges a watch worth two thousand piastres to secure a debt of one thousand piastres.
They'd earned their piastres - not to mention the obligatory baksheesh - after an adventurous morning which had stretched to nigh on four hours.
We then made back to Cairo had tea and a look around and came home quite satisfied with our days outing which cost us 10 piastres equal to 2/- so we did well.