PALESTINE 20 mils 1940


PALESTINE, 20 mils, 1940, copper-nickel, KM5, VF

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The British Mandate Territory of Palestine came about because of an agreement between the British and the French, who between them divided up the Arab parts of the Ottoman Empire. British Palestine became the nations of Israel and Jordan in 1947.

“Middle East” is, generally spealing, from North Africa to deep into Central Asia, from the Caspian Sea to the southern edge of the Sahara desert.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.