**Syria** issued an architecturally themed set in 1996 and updated some of it in 2003.

Syria, 2 pounds, 1996, depicting the Roman amphitheatre at Bosra.

Syria, 5 pounds, 1996, featuring the Citadel of Aleppo.

In 2003 an updated version of the coin was issued. The new version includes a latent image.

It is also now beaded and the inner design is slightly smaller than before.

Syria, 10 pounds, 1996, featuring the ruins of Palmyra.

In 2003 an updated version of the coin was issued. The new version includes a latent image. It is also now beaded.

The bimetallic Syrian 25 pounds coin of 1996 depicts the Central Bank of Syria.

An updated version of the coin, incorporating a latent image, was issued in 2003.

A closer look at the reverse of the bimetallic 25 pounds coin of 1996.

The obverse of the 25 pounds coin.

See also:

Syria: Scenic Landmarks Series, 1996/2003.