Chapter VIII
Non-Israeli Holy Land Numismatics

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Trade Coins of the Palestinian Authority

1 Dinar = 100 Qirsh (plural: Qurush)

 

1 Qirsh

Non-circulating pattern trade coin, privately issued


Catalog # PAL-1

Obverse: Fattail Scorpion (androctonus australis)

Reverse: Palestinian Authority Coat of Arms

Alloy: copper plated zinc
Diameter: 25 mm
Weight: 5.5 gr
Edge: smooth

Mintmarks on obverse: JL; Pattern (Arabic)

DATE

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE

USD

(UNC.)

AH

AD

QUANTITY

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1431

2010

10,000

Osborne Coinage Company

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Non-circulating pattern trade coin, privately issued

3.50

The Fattail Scorpion (androctonus australis) is extensively found in the Holy Land, especially in semi-arid and arid areas in the south.

 

2½ Qirsh

Non-circulating pattern trade coin, privately issued


Catalog # PAL-2

Obverse: Marsh Sandpiper (tringa stagnatilis)

Reverse: Palestinian Authority Coat of Arms

Alloy: nickel plated brass
Diameter: 22 mm
Weight: 3.0 gr
Edge: reeded

Mintmarks on obverse: JL, Pattern (Arabic)

DATE

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE

USD

(UNC.)

AH

AD

QUANTITY

MINT

1431

2010

10,000

Osborne Coinage Company

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Non-circulating pattern trade coin, privately issued

4.00

The Marsh Sandpiper (tringa stagnatilis) is a seasonal migratory bird that resides in the Holy Land during the winter, mainly in the northern valleys.

 

5 Qurush

Non-circulating pattern trade coin, privately issued


Catalog # PAL-3
Obverse: White Pelican (pelecanus onocrotalus)

Reverse: Palestinian Authority Coat of Arms

Alloy: nickel silver ("German silver")
Diameter: 26 mm
Weight: 5.0 gr
Edge: reeded

Mintmarks on obverse: JL; Pattern (Arabic)

DATE

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE

USD

(UNC.)

AH

AD

QUANTITY

MINT

1431

2010

10,000

Osborne Coinage Company

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Non-circulating pattern trade coin, privately issued

4.00

White Pelicans (pelecanus onocrotalus) appear widely throughout Europe, Africa and Asia, and are a common sight in this part of the Middle East too.

 

10 Qurush

Non-circulating pattern trade coin, privately issued


Catalog # PAL-4
Obverse: Barbary Falcon (falco pelegrinoides)

Reverse: Palestinian Authority Coat of Arms

Alloy: nickel silver ("German silver")
Diameter: 28 mm
Weight: 8.0 gr (+/- 1 gr)
Edge: reeded

Mintmarks on obverse: JL, Pattern (Arabic)

DATE

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE

USD

(UNC.)

AH

AD

QUANTITY

MINT

1431

2010

10,000

Osborne Coinage Company

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Non-circulating pattern trade coin, privately issued

5.00

The Barbary Falcon (falco pelegrinoides) is found throughout North Africa and the Middle East, and resides mainly in semi-arid areas.

 

25 Qirsh

Non-circulating pattern trade coin, privately issued


Catalog # PAL-5
Obverse: White Stork (ciconia ciconia)

Reverse: Palestinian Authority Coat of Arms

Alloy: brass
Diameter: 26.5 mm
Weight: 7.4 gr
Edge: heptagonal (7-sided), smooth

Mintmarks on obverse: JL; Pattern (Arabic)

DATE

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE

USD

(UNC.)

AH

AD

QUANTITY

MINT

1431

2010

10,000

Osborne Coinage Company

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Non-circulating pattern trade coin, privately issued

5.00

The White Stork (ciconia ciconia) is a migratory bird, very common around the lakes and ponds in the north of the Holy Land. It is the nemesis of fish pond owners, because of their appetite for freshly caught fish...

 

50 Qirsh

Non-circulating pattern trade coin, privately issued


Catalog # PAL-6
Obverse: Leopard (panthera pardus)

Reverse: Palestinian Authority Coat of Arms

Alloy: brass
Diameter: 29 mm
Weight: 9.6 gr
Edge: heptagonal (7-sided), smooth

Mintmarks on obverse: JL, Pattern (Arabic)

DATE

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE

USD

(UNC.)

AH

AD

QUANTITY

MINT

1431

2010

10,000

Osborne Coinage Company

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Non-circulating pattern trade coin, privately issued

6.00

Leopards (panthera pardus) are sometimes spotted in the Negev desert and the Arava in the far south.

 

One Dinar

Non-circulating pattern trade coin, privately issued


Catalog # PAL-7
Obverse: Argali or Mountain Sheep (ovus ammon)

Reverse: Palestinian Authority Coat of Arms

Alloy: bi-metallic
Ring: brass
Core: nickel plated brass
Diameter: 25 mm
Weight: 6.45 gr

Thickness: 1.8 mm
Edge: intermittently reeded and smooth

Mintmarks on obverse: JL, Pattern (Arabic)

DATE

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE

USD

(UNC.)

AH

AD

QUANTITY

MINT

1431

2010

12,000

Osborne Coinage Company

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Non-circulating pattern trade coin, privately issued

8.00

The Mountain Sheep (ovus ammon) is the only animal in this series that is not regularly observed in the Holy Land.

 

Two Dinars

Non-circulating pattern trade coin, privately issued


Catalog # PAL-8
Obverse: Pair of Sand Cats (felis margarita)

Reverse: Palestinian Authority Coat of Arms

Alloy: bi-metallic
Ring: copper plated nickel silver
Core: nickel silver ("German silver")
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.4 gr

Thickness: 2.1 mm
Edge: intermittently reeded and smooth

Mintmarks on obverse: JL, Pattern (Arabic)

DATE

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE

USD

(UNC.)

AH

AD

QUANTITY

MINT

1431

2010

12,000

Osborne Coinage Company

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Non-circulating pattern trade coin, privately issued

10.00

Sand Cats (felis margarita) exist in the Arava, the long arid valley that stretches from the Dead Sea to the Red Sea. 

 

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