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

Coin type: Twenty 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 Twenty Mils (CuproNickel)
Twenty Mils (Bronze)
Face value20 (x Mil)
Years produced1927 - 1944 CurrentNo (demonetised 1948)
Material DesignerAusten St. Barbe Harrison
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)30.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)11.3300
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, 20 מיל MILS ٢٠ مل, in English, Hebrew and Arabic around a central hole.

Reverse inscription20 מיל MILS ٢٠ مل
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
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.

Twenty Mils: Photos

Palestine 1927 20 mils
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Notes: CuproNickel (1927 - 1941).
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Palestine 1944 20 mils
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Notes: Bronze (1942, 1943).
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Palestine 1927 20 mils
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Notes: CuproNickel (1927 - 1941).
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Palestine 1944 20 mils
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Notes: Bronze (1942, 1943).
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List of 8 coins of type: Twenty Mils from Palestine (British Mandate)
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Twenty Mils 1927 1,500,068 (פלשתינה (א"י PALESTINE فلسطين ١٩٢٧ 1927
Twenty Mils 1933 250,000 (פלשתינה (א"י PALESTINE فلسطين ١٩٣٣ 1933
Twenty Mils 1934 125,000 (פלשתינה (א"י PALESTINE فلسطين ١٩٣٤ 1934
Twenty Mils 1935 575,000 (פלשתינה (א"י PALESTINE فلسطين ١٩٣٥ 1935
Twenty Mils 1940 200,000 (פלשתינה (א"י PALESTINE فلسطين ١٩٤٠ 1940
Twenty Mils 1941 100,000 (פלשתינה (א"י PALESTINE فلسطين ١٩٤١ 1941
Twenty Mils 1942 1,100,000 (פלשתינה (א"י PALESTINE فلسطين ١٩٤٢ 1942
Twenty Mils 1944 1,000,000 (פלשתינה (א"י PALESTINE فلسطين ١٩٤٤ 1944
Twenty Mils: Some useful external links
Sheqel: British Mandate of Palestine 1927 - 1947