Other Palestine Related Tokens

1931. Palestine brass medal. Haffner-EP-47. Paris Colonial Exhibition (Exposition Coloniale Internationale) medal for Palestine by L. Bazor. Obv: PALESTINE in English, Arabic and Hebrew around olive sprig. Rev: view of the exhibition hall, EXPOSITION COLONIALE / INTERNATIONALE / PARIS 1931 below. Interesting colonial medal and much harder to find than the usual Africa, America, Oceania and Asia types. The Hebrew word is Eretz-Yisrael, "Land of Israel". PCGS MS-66.

"Kofer Hayishuv" was an emergency taxation fund, established in 1938 by the Hagana Defence Forces for the purpose of financing security and other needs of the Jewish community ("Yishuv") in British Mandatory Palestine. The Kofer Hayishuv tax was levied on a multitude of services, for which a variety of receipts were issued, mostly in the form of paper sheets or stamps. In 1939 a metal token was issued which quickly became a de facto means of payment of general services, such as public transportation provided by Jewish-owned bus cooperatives. With the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, the use of Kofer Hayishuv tokens was abandoned.

1938. Palestine "Kofer Hayishuv" Defence 1/2 Mil Token. Brass, 17mm, 1gr. Type A. Obv: Kofer Hayishuv, 5699 (1938), Receipt, ½ Mil. Rev: Mirror image of obv. (uniface). NGC MS-63.

1938. Palestine "Kofer Hayishuv" Defence 1/2 Mil Token. Brass, 17mm, 1gr. Type B. Obv: Kofer Hayishuv, 5699 (1938), Receipt, ½ Mil. Rev: Mirror image of obv. (uniface). NGC MS-62.

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