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Israel: 50th anniversary of Jerusalem under one authority commemorated on new silver and gold coins

July 24, 2017 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Israel Coins, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander (Coin Update News)

The Bank of Israel will issue (1st August) new gold and silver coins which mark the 50th year of the city of Jerusalem, which was brought under one single authority as a result of the Six-Day War in June 1967.

Throughout Jewish history, the holy city of Jerusalem has never been forgotten. The city is considered holy to each of the primary monotheistic religions, with Jerusalem remaining an eternal source of inspiration and focus of pilgrimage for people from all over the globe.

From 1947 (before the establishment of the Jewish state in 1948) until 1967, Jerusalem was a divided city. The… Full article at the source>

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Rare Coins Bear Scars of Ancient Jewish Rebellion

August 5, 2014 in Ancient Coins, Anthropology, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Bronze, Bronze Coins, Coins, History, Israel Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Treasure

By Jeanna Bryner. August 5th, 2014 (

A Late Second Temple Period Jewish settlement with a trove of rare bronze coins inside one of its houses has been discovered in Israel.

The 114 bronze coins, which were found inside a ceramic money box and hidden in the corner of a room, date to the fourth year of the Great Revolt of the Jews against the Romans — an uprising that destroyed the Temple on Tisha B’Av about 2,000 years ago, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) reported today (Aug. 5).

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Israel “David Playing for Saul” Gold and Silver Coins Launched

March 11, 2014 in Coins, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, Israel Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

March 10, 2014 By Michael Alexander (

The Bank of Israel have issued a new set of coins which continue the “Biblical Art” series first launched in 1995. This year’s set, the 18th in the on-going series, features the story of “David playing for King Saul”. The new coins carry the year “2013” and include two gold and two silver issues.

The story of David is remembered during the time of the Judges, the Philistines were a constant menace to the people of Israel and they asked the Prophet Samuel for a King. Saul, who was the son of Qish from the Tribe of Benjamin was chosen, and described as “a choice young man and handsome….taller than any of the people” (I Samuel 9:2). Saul’s kingship lasted for two years and during this time, Israel was torn by war against the Philistines. Further to this, he was commanded by God through Samuel to wage war against Amalek. Saul, however, instead of exerting his authority as king, listened to the people, who urged him to have mercy on Amalek. Thus began his downfall for not obeying the word of God and for not obeying, Samuel took the kingship away from him.

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For more information on coins offered by the Israel Coins and Medals Corp, please visit their website at: Information offered in Hebrew and English – international orders dispatched.

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Israel Museum Buys 1,500-Year-Old Persian Coin Collection

December 20, 2013 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Coins, Collecting, Israel Coins, Museums, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Treasure, World Coins

By: Jewish Press News Briefs Published: December 19th, 2013 (

The Israel Museum has bought more than 1,200 silver coins that were used in Persia in the 4th and 5th centuries and which includes several rare coins. Referring to a rare silver artifact called the “first Jewish coin” because of the inscription of the word “Judea” in Aramaic, the museum’s chief curator of archaeology, Chaim Gitler, told the Times of Israel, “It’s the earliest coin from the province of Judea.”

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Byzantine Coins and Gold Found in Garbage Pit

August 10, 2013 in Ancient Coins, Archaeology, Byzantine Coins, Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Israel Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Treasure

AUG 7, 2013 BY Rosella Lorenzi (

Archaeologists digging at a site north of Tel Aviv have uncovered ancient coins and jewelry in a mysterious garbage dump, the Israel Antiquities Authority said in a statement.

Located near the ancient city of Apollonia-Arsuf, the Byzantine refuse pit is one of many unearthed in the area. But unlike the other garbage dumps, the pit measures more than 100 feet in diameter.

As they dug into it, the archaeologists found a hoard of 400 Byzantine coins, 200 intact Samaritan lamps and gold jewelry amid animal bones, pottery and glass fragments.

Most objects date to the 5th-7th centuries A.D.

What was a 1,500-year-old treasure doing in a garbage pit remains a mystery, said archaeologists Oren Tal of Tel Aviv University and Moshe Ajami of the Israel Antiquities Authority.

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Gold and Silver Coins Mark 60th Anniversary of Yad Vashem Memorial

July 22, 2013 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, Israel Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

July 17, 2013 By Michael Alexander (

The Bank of Israel has issued three new coins which mark the 60th anniversary of the Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem. Literally meaning “a memorial and a name” Yad Vashem is a pioneer of Holocaust Museums worldwide. It is the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust, dedicated to the memory of the past and imparting its meaning for future generations.

Established in 1953 by the Israeli Knesset or parliament as the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is today a dynamic and vital place of intergenerational and international encounter, visited by nearly a million people each year and all world leaders on their official visits to Israel. The Pages of Testimony in the Memorial Repository have recently been included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. In sixty years, 2.6 million names have been documented by Yad Vashem on Pages of Testimony, which together with other documentation have allowed the identify so far by name, the 4.2 million out of the 6 million victims of the Holocaust. The Pages of Testimony Memorial Repository is housed in the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem.

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Out of Change: Obama has to borrow coins to toss in Jerusalem wishing well during tour stop

March 22, 2013 in Coins, Israel Coins, News, Politics

Mar. 21, 2013 1:13pm Sharona Schwartz (

We all know the U.S. Government is a profligate borrower. What we may not have known is that it’s not only the big bucks that are important, but the small coins too.

Even though he makes trillion dollar budgetary decisions, President Barack Obama was short of change Thursday morning at a stop on his Israel tour.

At the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed, Obama wanted to throw shekels in a wishing well there, but found he was short of change.

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Israel Producing Gold ‘Ten Commandments’ Medallions

March 8, 2013 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, Israel Coins, Precious Metals

For the first time, Israel will be producing a set of gold coins commemorating the Ten Commandments

By David Lev 03-13-2013 ( Arutz Sheva)

For the first time, Israel will be producing a set of gold coins commemorating the Ten Commandments. The Israel Coins and Medals Corporation has released a set of ten medallions, with a very high gold content level – .999 pure – that will feature symbolic graphical renditions of the Ten Commandments.


Israel The Ten Commandments, 2013/5773 Medal Series

The Ten Commandments, 2013/5773
Medal Series

Each of the ten medallions features a work of art that describes the particular Commandment, along with the relevant passage from the Biblical Book of Exodus, where the Ten Commandments are listed. The opposite side of each coin shows a renditions of the Tablets of the Law, upon which the Bible tells us G-d inscribed the Ten Commandments. The logo of the Corporation, as well as its gold content, is also inscribed.

For Jews, the entire Torah is seen as the Word of G-d, but the Ten Commandments have always held a higher status due to the fact that they were revealed directly by G-d Himself to the Jewish people, who had just left Egypt. The Ten Commandments have a special place in the heart of the Jewish people, and indeed in the hearts of religious and secular people around the world.

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Link to ICMC (Israel Coins and Medals Corporation) Ten Commandments Medal Series

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