20 Mils

Features

Country British Palestine
(Israel)
Period British Mandate (1920-1948)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1942-1944
Value 20 Mils (0.02 PSP)
Currency Pound (1927-1948)
Composition Bronze
Weight 11.3 g
Diameter 30.5 mm
Thickness 2.15 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1952
References KM# 5a,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 5a,
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.
Aharoni# 5
Eli Aharoni ; 2015. Numismtica : Catalog for Collectors : Coins, Banknotes, Medals, Stamps, Tokens, Payment methods, Pins, and Biblical Coins (Number 19). Self-published, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Obverse

Central hole, encircled by a stylized olive wreath surrounded by Palestine in Hebrew, English and Arabic with date in English and Arabic below

Lettering:
(פלשתינה(א"י • PALESTINE • فلسطين
1944
١٩٤٤

Reverse

Value in Hebrew, English and Arabic around a central hole

Lettering:
20 MILS
٢٠ مِل‎
מיל

Comments

This 20 mils coin was issued in bronze as opposed to copper-nickel in 1942 and 1944 during the Second World War so that the nickel could go towards the war effort. Both the 5 mils and 10 mils coins were also issued as bronze coins between the years of 1942 to 1944.

For the Hebrew lettering of Palestine "פלשתינה" on the obverse side of the coin, there is a small acronym after it in brackets "(א"י)", which is shortened for "ארץ ישראל" (Land of Israel), the name used since biblical times to the present by the Jewish People for the geographical area that made up the lands of ancient Judea, the British Mandate of Palestine and later the State of Israel.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1942  1,100,000 23.16 24.62 95%
1944  1,000,000 13%

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