About the Book

Currency Notes of the Palestine Currency Board

Raphael Dabbah

This book is the result of an intensive and comprehensive five-year study in which more than 3000 documents were consulted. Much information was collected from over twenty archives, banknote collections and collectors and many interviews were conducted, making it a unique and groundbreaking study.

The book runs to 424 pages and includes colour illustration of all known currency notes, identified by date and prefix, proofs and die proofs of unissued designs, World War II emergency proofs, sketches and much more. Many of them are published here for the first time and some are the only recorded examples in existence.

The book contains ten chapters as follows.

CHAPTER 1

  • Pre – World War I (WWI) until the declaration of war in 1914
  • The monetary situation during World War I, 1914 – 1918
  • The Egyptian pound as legal tender in Palestine

CHAPTER 2

  • Proposal of the Anglo-Palestine Company (APC) to issue banknotes, 1917-1918
  • Proposal of the British Administration, 1919-1920
  • Currency committees, 1924-1925

CHAPTER 3

  • Establishment of the Palestine Currency Board (PCB)
  • Preparations for issue

CHAPTER 4

  • Design of the currency notes
  • Approval of the final design of the currency notes
  • Cancellation of mutilated notes
  • Setting the date for issue into circulation
  • The sites depicted on the notes
  • I 1927 issue
  • II 1929 issue
  • III 1939 issue
  • IV 1942 issue
  • V 1944 issue
  • VI 1945 issue
  • Last known printing of the notes
  • Data

CHAPTER 5

  • Specimen notes
  • Presentation notes

CHAPTER 6

  • General
  • Forgery as part of a war effort

CHAPTER 7

  • Old notes – new designs
  • I 1933 series
  • II 1934 series
  • III 1935 series
  • IV 1936A series
  • V 1936B series
  • VI 1937 series
  • VII 1938 series
  • VIII 1940 die proofs
  • Alternative colour proposals for notes in circulation
  • New design and colour of the £P5 note, 1947

CHAPTER 8

  • Emergency notes designed by Emil Pikovsky Zincography, Jerusalem
  • Emergency notes designed by De La Rue

CHAPTER 9

  • The very first notes
  • Errors and such
  • Behind locked doors

CHAPTER 10

  • Towards the end
  • A new monetary reality


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