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Coin: Five Mils 1947

This issue was never released. Almost all coins were melted down. Only three are known to exist.

CountryPalestine (British Mandate) CurrencyPalestine Pound
Face value5 (x Mil) TypeFive Mils (CuproNickel)
Year1947 CurrentNo (demonetised 1948)
Mintage1,000,000 (1.0 million)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 1,000,000 (1.0 million)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerAusten St. Barbe Harrison
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)20 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.9100

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 ١٩٤٧ 1947

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


Five Mils 1947: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsPalestine KM# 3
Five Mils 1947: References to Information Used
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
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List of all (9) coins of type: Palestine (British Mandate) / Five Mils
Five Mils 1927 Five Mils 1934 Five Mils 1935 Five Mils 1939 Five Mils 1941 Five Mils 1942
Five Mils 1944 Five Mils 1946 Five Mils 1947