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Author Berlin, Howard M.

Title The coins and banknotes of Palestine under the British mandate, 1927-1947 / by Howard M. Berlin
Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2001
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Description 1 online resource (x, 152 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents A Brief History of Palestine Up to 1948 -- What Is Palestine? -- Palestine Prior to 1918 -- The Balfour Declaration -- The British Occupation and Mandate -- The Final Partition of Palestine -- The Palestine Currency Board -- The Palestine Currency Order of 1927 -- The Formation and Operation of the Palestine Currency Board -- Numismatic Changes During World War II -- The Mandate's Final Years -- Coinage -- Arabic Numbers and Dating -- 1 Mil -- 2 Mils -- 5 Mils -- 10 Mils -- 20 Mils -- 50 Mils -- 100 Mils -- 1947 Dated Coins -- Proof Coins and Sets -- The 1927 Holyland Token -- Origins -- Coin or Token? -- Banknotes -- Legends -- Dates of Issue and Signatures -- Watermark -- Five Hundred Mils -- One Palestine Pound -- Five Palestine Pounds -- Ten Palestine Pounds -- Fifty Palestine Pounds -- One Hundred Palestine Pounds -- Cancellation of Regular Issued Banknotes -- Specimen Banknotes -- Vignettes on the Banknotes of the Palestine Currency Board -- Rachel's Tomb -- The Dome of the Rock -- The Tower of Ramlah -- The Citadel and Tower of David -- Counterfeit Coins and Banknotes -- Coins -- Banknotes -- Text of the Mandate for Palestine
Summary From 1923 until May 1948, Palestine was under a British Mandate. Beginning in 1927, on the Eve of the tenth anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, Palestine began producing its own money. The coins and banknotes that were legal tender during these two decades are especially interesting both to collectors and historians. A brief history of Palestine up to 1948 and information on the Palestine Currency Board provide background information. Complete numismatic information is then presented for each coin and banknote. Also covered are the mysterious 1927 Holyland Token, counterfeit issues, and vi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-147) and index
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Subject Bank notes -- Palestine -- Catalogs
Bank notes -- Palestine -- History -- 20th century
Coins -- Palestine -- Catalogs
Coins -- Palestine -- History -- 20th century
Numismatics -- Palestine
ART -- Sculpture & Installation.
Bank notes.
Palestine -- History -- 1929-1948.
Middle East -- Palestine.
Genre/Form Catalogs.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1476606722