ISRAEL RAMAT HASHARON lot of 3 tokens 1947-49


ISRAEL, RAMAT HASHARON, clinic?, lot of 3 tokens, no date (1947-49), all in black ink on different tinted cardboard: 5 mils white, 10 mils pink, 20 mils tan, all rectangular, hand cut, about 45-60mm, Ellenbogen-100, some fox spots, VF-XF

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Some references I found associate these cardboard tokens with a local clinic.

In the earliest months of independence the State of Israel had a provisional currency of Palestinian Mandate mils and pounds. Coins and banknotes were in short supply, so there were local notes made in various places.

Ramat Sharon is now a suburb of Tel Aviv.

For organizational purposes, banknote collectors tend to make a distinction between national issues and local issues. The Standard Catalog of World Paper Money has a volume dedicated to “specialized” issues, where about 20,000 items are listed. A “complete” catalog would likely have at least 10 times that number. The Standard Catalog numbers for “specialized” notes are designated P-S. There are special catalogs for various series such as German and Austrian notgeld, former Soviet Union, etc.

Paper money, meaning the promise of a government to pay a set amount, and the paper promise allowed to circulate at will, was probably first used in China in the 12th century AD. At that time the merchants and governments of Europe were just writing letters to each other about what they owed.