Information about legend: (פלשתינה (א"י PALESTINE فلسطين [year]

(פלשתינה (א"י PALESTINE فلسطين [year] (1927 - 1947)
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Description

Coins issued by the British Mandate in Palestine between 1927 and 1947 were tri-lingual, carrying the name of the territory in English, Arabic and Hebrew.

To conform to the Balfour Declaration, two additional Hebrew letters were added in parentheses next to the Hebrew script on the coins. These letters, the aleph and yod, were an abbreviation for Eretz Yisra'el, "The Land of Israel." This infuriated the Arab citizens who rioted in protest. Orthodox Jews were also displeased with the text as they believed only the Messiah from the house of David could reestablish the historical Kingdom of Israel. These conflicts still rage on today.

Since both Arabic and Hebrew scripts are Semitic and read from right to left, the placing of the Arabic inscription on the right of all coins (or on top, where the inscription was in three rows) gave it precedence, which added further controversy.

(פלשתינה (א"י PALESTINE فلسطين [year] - Palestine (British Mandate) - Coins (63)
Coin NameMintageEffigy
Five Mils 1927 10,000,068
Twenty Mils 1927 1,500,068
Two Mils 1927 5,000,068
Ten Mils 1927 5,000,068
One Mil 1927 10,000,068
Fifty Mils 1927 8,000,068
One Hundred Mils 1927 2,000,068
One Hundred Mils 1931 250,000
Fifty Mils 1931 500,000
Twenty Mils 1933 250,000
Fifty Mils 1933 1,000,000
One Hundred Mils 1933 500,000
Ten Mils 1933 500,000
Ten Mils 1934 500,000
Fifty Mils 1934 398,861
Five Mils 1934 500,000
One Hundred Mils 1934 200,000
Twenty Mils 1934 125,000
One Mil 1935 704,000
Five Mils 1935 2,700,000
Ten Mils 1935 1,150,000
Twenty Mils 1935 575,000
One Hundred Mils 1935 2,850,000
Fifty Mils 1935 5,600,000
Ten Mils 1937 750,000
One Mil 1937 1,200,000
Five Mils 1939 2,000,000
One Mil 1939 3,700,000
Fifty Mils 1939 3,000,000
One Hundred Mils 1939 1,500,000
Ten Mils 1939 1,000,000
Twenty Mils 1940 200,000
Ten Mils 1940 1,500,000
One Hundred Mils 1940 1,000,000
One Mil 1940 396,000
Fifty Mils 1940 2,000,000
Ten Mils 1941 400,000
Twenty Mils 1941 100,000
Two Mils 1941 1,600,000
One Mil 1941 1,920,000
Five Mils 1941 400,000
Ten Mils 1942 CuproNickel 600,000
Fifty Mils 1942 5,000,000
Five Mils 1942 2,700,000
Two Mils 1942 2,400,000
Ten Mils 1942 Bronze 1,000,000
One Mil 1942 4,480,000
Twenty Mils 1942 1,100,000
One Hundred Mils 1942 2,500,000
Ten Mils 1943 1,000,000
One Mil 1943 2,800,000
Five Mils 1944 1,000,000
Twenty Mils 1944 1,000,000
One Mil 1944 1,440,000
Two Mils 1945 960,000
One Mil 1946 1,632,000
Five Mils 1946 1,000,000
Two Mils 1946 960,000
Ten Mils 1946 1,000,000
Ten Mils 1947 1,000,000
Five Mils 1947 1,000,000
Two Mils 1947 480,000
One Mil 1947 2,880,000
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Legend: Details
Year From1927
Year To1947
CountryPalestine (British Mandate)