Palestine Tokens

Brass tokens minted in the royal mint in Wartemberg, Stuttgart, for use by members of the Templar community in their settlements in Ottoman ruled Palestine. Were cycled from 1880 until the end of World War I (1917).Written on one side is their value and on the other is a plow which represents the idea of agricultural-industrial settlements, surrounded by the inscription "Centralcasse des Tempels" – The Central Fund of the Temple". Tokens belong to a series where the inscription "Consummarke" – "Consumer Token" appears surrounding the value. Here is a total of three Consummarke tokens brass minted, values 5, 10, and 20 (nearly complete set). 

This souvenir which incorporates an appropriate re-production of a 1927 1 Mil coin of Palestine was privately created for sale to pilgrims as a souvenir of their visit to the Holy Land. It is not known who produced them nor how many were produced.

1927. British Mandate, Palestine.  1 Mil "Holyland Token". 8.71gr. X#Tn1. Obv: Palestine 1 Mil coin reverse in inner circle (Value in Hebrew, English and Arabic divided by olive branch). English legend and date in outer circle. Thin planchet; "Y" in "Holyland" not fully engraved; Same beading on both sides; Of top 2 berries, the right is higher; Hebrew Mil "מיל" does not touch the inner circle. Rev: Palestine 1 Mil coin obverse in inner circle (Palestine in Arabic, English and Hebrew with date below). Arabic legend and date in outer circle. NGC MS-63BN.

1927. British Mandate, Palestine.  1 Mil "Holyland Token". 8.71gr. X#Tn2. Obv: Palestine 1 Mil coin reverse in inner circle (Value in Hebrew, English and Arabic divided by olive branch). English legend and date in outer circle. Thick planchet; "C" in "Historical" is re-engraved; Obverse beading is bigger; Of top 2 berries, left one is higher; Hebrew Mil "מיל" touching the inner circle. Rev: Palestine 1 Mil coin obverse in inner circle (Palestine in Arabic, English and Hebrew with date below). Arabic legend and date in outer circle. PCGS MS-64RD.

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