Cyprus DP Camp (AJDC) Type 1 5 Shillings

Cyprus Type 1 5 shilling I

The British set up DP camps to hold Jews that were desiring to emigrate to Palestine.  The notes for the camp were printed by the American-Jewish Joint Distribution Committee by the Sinai Press in Jerusalem.  There are 3 denominations, 1 shilling, 2 shillings, and 5 shillings.  There were two types, type one reads good for purchase in  canteens in Cyprus or in exchange for cash in Jerusalem and type 2 good for purchase in the canteens.  These notes are extremely rare and difficult to find with prices over $2500.

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