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Cyprus British Colony 2 Shillings 1947 A historic year for Jews and Palestine, extremely fine coin

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Year 1947
Value 2 Shillings (0.1)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.5 mm
Engravers Percy Metcalfe (obverse)
George Edward Kruger Gray (reverse)

Obverse

Crowned head to left P.M. (= Percy Metcalfe) in relief below and in a circle the inscription

Lettering: GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA. REX. ET IND. IMP.

Reverse

Two heraldic lions. K.G. (=Kruger Gray) in relief below and in a circle the inscription

Lettering:
TWO CYPRUS SHILLINGS
* 1947 *

Edge

Reeded
Cyprus internment camps were camps run by the British government for internment of Jews who had immigrated or attempted to immigrate to Mandatory Palestine in violation of British policy. There were a total of 12 camps, which operated from August 1946 to January 1949, and in total held 53,510 people. Great Britain informed the United Nations (UN) on February 14, 1947, that it would no longer administer the Mandate for Palestine. This prompted the UN General Assembly to recommend partition of Palestine into independent Jewish and Arab states on November 29, 1947. Some 28,000 Jews were still interned in the Cyprus camps when the Mandate was dissolved, partition was enacted, and the independent Jewish State of Israel was established at midnight Palestinian time on May 14, 1948. About 11,000 internees remained in the camps as of August 1948, with the British releasing and transporting the internees to Haifa at the rate of 1,500 a month. Israel began the final evacuation of the Cyprus camps in December 1948 with the last 10,200 Jewish internees, mainly men of military age, evacuated to Israel during January 24–February 11, 1949.

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