Palestine

Palestine chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Palestine cover

The Palestine chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$0.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

At the time of initial publication, this 4-page catalog covers every note (40 types and varieties, including 18 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Palestine Currency Board from 1927 to 1945.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Palestine and Israel currency issues

There’s an interesting article on Hudson New York dated 25 May 2011 discussing the implications of Palestine attempting to declare independence from Israel and issue its own currency.

Palestine considers issuing its own currency

The National Interest has an article dated 17 September 2010 that summarizes a new subscriber-only article in The Monacle in which Chairman Jihadal-Wazir reveals the Palestine Monetary Authority is planning to introduce its own currency, the Palestinian pound, perhaps in 2011.

Palestine contemplating its own currency

According to a Washington Post article dated 31 May 2010, Palestine is preparing to issue its own currency to replace the Israeli shekel and the Jordanian dinar.

Courtesy of Webb Linzmayer.