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Detailed information about coin type: Five Mils from Palestine (British Mandate):

Coin type: Five Mils
Description

The coins were made of cupro-nickel with the exception of the years 1942 and 1944, when they were bronze.

Copper-nickel composition: 75% copper, 25% nickel. Bronze composition: 97% copper, 2.5% zinc, 0.5% tin.

CountryPalestine (British Mandate) CurrencyPalestine Pound
Sub-type of Sub-types Five Mils (CuproNickel)
Five Mils (Bronze)
Face value5 (x Mil)
Years produced1927 - 1947 CurrentNo (demonetised 1948)
Material DesignerAusten St. Barbe Harrison
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)20 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.9100
Obverse

Olive wreath around a central hole. Around that inscription (פלשתינה (א"י PALESTINE فلسطين (Palestine in English, Hebrew and Arabic). Below that, the date in international and Arab numerals.

Obverse inscription

(פלשתינה (א"י PALESTINE فلسطين [year]

Reverse

The value, מילים 5 MILS ٥ ملات, in English, Hebrew and Arabic around a central hole.

Reverse inscription

מילים 5 MILS ٥ ملات

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

References to additional information:

[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. The Guide Book and Catalogue to British Commonwealth Coins., pp 477-479
[Book] Berlin, Howard M. 2001. The Coins and Banknotes of Palestine Under the British Mandate, 1927-1947.

Five Mils: Photos

Palestine 1927 5 mils
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Notes: CuproNickel (1927 - 1947).
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Palestine 1942 5 mils
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Notes: Bronze (1942, 1944).
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Palestine 1927 5 mils
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Notes: CuproNickel (1927 - 1947).
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Palestine 1942 5 mils
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Notes: Bronze (1942, 1944).
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List of 9 coins of type: Five Mils from Palestine (British Mandate)
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Five Mils 1927 10,000,068 (פלשתינה (א"י PALESTINE فلسطين ١٩٢٧ 1927
Five Mils 1934 500,000 (פלשתינה (א"י PALESTINE فلسطين ١٩٣٤ 1934
Five Mils 1935 2,700,000 (פלשתינה (א"י PALESTINE فلسطين ١٩٣٥ 1935
Five Mils 1939 2,000,000 (פלשתינה (א"י PALESTINE فلسطين ١٩٣٩ 1939
Five Mils 1941 400,000 (פלשתינה (א"י PALESTINE فلسطين ١٩٤١ 1941
Five Mils 1942 2,700,000 (פלשתינה (א"י PALESTINE فلسطين ١٩٤٢ 1942
Five Mils 1944 1,000,000 (פלשתינה (א"י PALESTINE فلسطين ١٩٤٤ 1944
Five Mils 1946 1,000,000 (פלשתינה (א"י PALESTINE فلسطين ١٩٤٦ 1946
Five Mils 1947 1,000,000 (פלשתינה (א"י PALESTINE فلسطين ١٩٤٧ 1947
Five Mils: Some useful external links
Sheqel: British Mandate of Palestine 1927 - 1947