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Official country name: State of Palestine

The Palestine pound was the currency of the British Mandate of Palestine from 1 November 1927 to 14 May 1948, and of the State of Israel between 15 May 1948, and 23 June 1952, when it was replaced with the Israeli lira or pound. The Palestine pound was also the currency of Transjordan until 1949 when it was replaced by the Jordanian dinar, and remained in usage in the West Bank of Jordan until 1950. In the Gaza Strip, the Palestine pound continued to circulate until April 1951, when it was replaced by the Egyptian pound.

Palestine uses Egyptian pound; Israeli new shekel; Jordanian dinar

Monetary System
27.02.1927: 1 Palestine pound = 1,000 mils

Status country: Complete

PALESTINE CURRENCY BOARD
Palestine Pound System

   

500 Mils P-6; B-101 Color: Purple and green Dimensions: 127 x 76 mm Demonetized: 16.09.1948

Front: Rachel's Tomb near Bethlehem.
Back: Citadel of Jerusalem (David's Tower).
Security thread: None.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Olive sprig.
Dates:
a. 1st September 1927. Prefix: A. Sign 1.
b. 30th September,1929. Prefix: A - D. Sign 2.
c. 20th April,1939. Prefix: D - J. Different serial number font. Sign 3.
 1. large serial# letters with serifs.
 2. small serial# letters without serifs.
d. 15th August,1945. Prefix: J - K. Prefix L notes were unissued. Sign 4.

   
Large serial#            Small serial#

Signatures:

1.              2.
Leslie Couper / Percy H Ezechiel / Alfred John Harding                John Caulcutt / Percy H Ezechiel / Roland Venables Vernon

3.                      4.
John Caulcutt / Percy H Ezechiel / Harold Frederick Downie         Percy H Ezechiel / Raymond N Kershaw / Sydney Caine / Christopher G Eastwood

   

1 Pound P-7; B-102 Color: Green and yellow Dimensions: 165 x 89 mm Demonetized: 16.09.1948

Front: Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem.
Back: Citadel of Jerusalem (David's Tower).
Security thread: None.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Olive sprig.
Dates:
a. 1st September,1927. Prefix: A - B. Sign 1.
b. 30th September,1929. Prefix: B - H. Sign 2.
c. 20th April,1939. Prefix: H - Z. Different serial number font. Sign 3.
 1. large serial# letters with serifs.
 2. small serial# letters without serifs.
d. 1st January,1944. Prefix: A/1 - C/1. Prefix D/1 notes were unissued. Sign 4.

   
Large serial#            Small serial#

Signatures:

1.              2.
Leslie Couper / Percy H Ezechiel / Alfred John Harding                John Caulcutt / Percy H Ezechiel / Roland Venables Vernon

3.                      4.
John Caulcutt / Percy H Ezechiel / Harold Frederick Downie         Percy H Ezechiel / Sydney Caine / Edmund Blaikie Boyd / Raymond N Kershaw

   

5 Pounds P-8; B-103 Color: Orange Dimensions: 192 x 101 mm Demonetized: 16.09.1948

Front: White Tower (Crusader's Tower), Ramla.
Back: Citadel of Jerusalem (David's Tower).
Security thread: None.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Olive sprig.
Dates:
a. 1st September,1927. Prefix: A. Sign 1.
b. 30th September,1929. Prefix: A - B. Sign 2.
c. 20th April,1939. Prefix: B - D. Different serial number font. Sign 3.
d. 1st January,1944. Prefix: D - F. Sign 4.

   
Large serial#                   Small serial#

Signatures:

1.              2.
Leslie Couper / Percy H Ezechiel / Alfred John Harding                John Caulcutt / Percy H Ezechiel / Roland Venables Vernon

3.                      4.
John Caulcutt / Percy H Ezechiel / Harold Frederick Downie         Percy H Ezechiel / Sydney Caine / Edmund Blaikie Boyd / Raymond N Kershaw

   

10 Pounds P-9; B-104 Color: Blue Dimensions: 192 x 101 mm Demonetized: 16.09.1948

Front: White Tower (Crusader's Tower), Ramla.
Back: Citadel of Jerusalem (David's Tower).
Security thread: None.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Olive sprig.
Dates:
1st September,1927. Prefix: A. Sign 1.
b. 30th September,1929. Prefix: A. Sign 2.
c. 7th September,1939. Prefix: A - B. Different serial number font. Sign 3.
d. 1st January,1944. Prefix: B - C. Sign 4.

   
Large serial#               Small serial#

Signatures:

1.              2.
Leslie Couper / Percy H Ezechiel / Alfred John Harding                John Caulcutt / Percy H Ezechiel / Roland Venables Vernon

3.                      4.
John Caulcutt / Percy H Ezechiel / Harold Frederick Downie         Percy H Ezechiel / Sydney Caine / Edmund Blaikie Boyd / Raymond N Kershaw

   

50 Pounds P-10; B-105 Color: Purple Dimensions: 192 x 101 mm Demonetized: 16.09.1948

Front: White Tower (Crusader's Tower), Ramla.
Back: Citadel of Jerusalem (David's Tower).
Security thread: None.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Olive sprig.
Dates:
a. 1st September,1927. Prefix: A. Sign 1.
b. 30th September,1929. Prefix: A. Sign 2.
c. 7th September,1939. Prefix: A. Different serial number font. Sign 3.

Signatures:

1.              2.
Leslie Couper / Percy H Ezechiel / Alfred John Harding                John Caulcutt / Percy H Ezechiel / Roland Venables Vernon

3.                       
John Caulcutt / Percy H Ezechiel / Harold Frederick Downie         

   

100 Pounds P-11; B-106 Color: Green Dimensions: 192 x 101 mm Demonetized: 16.09.1948

Front: White Tower (Crusader's Tower), Ramla.
Back: Citadel of Jerusalem (David's Tower).
Security thread: None.
Printer:
 Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark:
 Olive sprig.
Dates:
a. 1st September,1927. Prefix: A. Sign 1.
b. 30th September,1929. Prefix: A. Sign 2.
c. 10th September,1942. Prefix: A. Sign 3. (specimen only).

Signatures:

1.              2.
Leslie Couper / Percy H Ezechiel / Alfred John Harding                John Caulcutt / Percy H Ezechiel / Roland Venables Vernon

3.
John Caulcutt / Percy H Ezechiel / Edmund Blaikie Boyd