Ancient Lyre on a Modern Israeli
Half-Sheqel Coin -
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I also have other Israeli coins listed as well.
I've had a few numismatic folks (and others) ask me
this Half-Sheqel coin. I have purchased a small
) So, here they are. Get them while you
INFORMATION ON THIS
Date of Issue:
September 4, 1985
This is a great coin to use as a teaching lesson on
the TEMPLE TAX
OBVERSE: Ancient Lyre and a small menorah
(the emblem of the State of Israel).
ORIGIN of MOTIF: Ancient Hebrew seal with the
inscription "Maadana, the King's daughter."
For Bible Text on the "half-sheqel"
and the TEMPLE TAX, see
REVERSE: "1/2 New Sheqel" in Hebrew and English;
"Israel" in Hebrew, Arabic, and English along with the Date in
WEIGHT: 6.5 gr,
, ALLOY: Copper: 92%, aluminum: 6%, nickel:
DESIGN: OBVERSE by Nathan Karp REVERSE
by Gabi Neumann
Other stuff: In
1986 there was an OBVERSE image of Baron Edmond de
Rothschild on a background formed by the names of 44 settlements in
the Land of Israel.
1987 a special "Hanukkah" issue had a Menorah and
the Hebrew word Hanukkah on the reverse. In
1988 there was a special issue with the words
"Israel's 40th Anniversary" in Hebrew letters on the
This particular coin is
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Each coin comes with a small business-sized card
with the above information on it.
This coin comes in a protective coin sleeve (as
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however if you plan to buy other items you can combine them for one
payment on one invoice.
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This is a
GREAT GIFT idea for someone with Holy
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numismatic, add this Israeli coin to your
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