In order to satisfy the Jews and Arabs in the territory, as well as their British rulers, the coins have their legends in three different languages, Arabic, English and Hebrew and the date in both the AD and AH calendar.Like many nations, British controlled Palestine changed the alloy of their coins in World War II.
Both coins were struck at the British Royal Mint and are Uncirculated.
The coins were struck at the Heaton Mint in Birmingham, England. The 1 cent is dates from 1938 to 1941 and grades Very Fine.
The British gained control of Palestine from the Ottoman Empire after World War I.
The hole is supposedly to make it easy for natives without pockets to carry coins on a string.
One side has the royal crown, name of the monarch in Latin and the denomination spelled out in words in English and Arabic.