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Detailed information about Coin: Two Mils 1947 from Palestine (British Mandate)

Coin: Two Mils 1947
Description

This issue was never released. Almost all coins were melted down. Only one specimen is reported to exist, in the collection of the British Museum.

CountryPalestine (British Mandate) CurrencyPalestine Pound
Face value2 (x Mil) TypeTwo Mils
Year1947 CurrentNo (demonetised 1948)
Mintage480,000 (480000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 480,000 (480000)
MaterialBronze DesignerAusten St. Barbe Harrison
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)28 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)7.7700
Obverse

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
Reverse

The value, 2 מילים TWO MILS ٢ ملان, in English, Hebrew and Arabic. At centre, an olive sprig.

Reverse inscription

2 מילים TWO MILS ٢ ملان

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Two Mils 1947: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsPalestine KM# 2
Two Mils 1947: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
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List of all (6) coins of type: Palestine (British Mandate) / Two Mils
Two Mils 1927 Two Mils 1941 Two Mils 1942 Two Mils 1945 Two Mils 1946 Two Mils 1947