Palestine (British Mandate): Coin Type Five Mils - detailed information

Palestine (British Mandate): Coin Type Five Mils (issued 1927 - 1947)
Coin TypeFive Mils

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.

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 Inscriptionמילים 5 MILS ٥ ملات
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.

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Five Mils: Details
CountryPalestine (British Mandate)
CurrencyPalestine Pound
Sub-types Five Mils (CuproNickel)
Five Mils (Bronze)
From1927
To1947
Face Value5 (x Mil)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1948)
Material
DesignerAusten St. Barbe Harrison
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)20
Mass (g)2.9100
Five Mils: Photos
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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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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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