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Holy Half Shekel in Pure (.999) Silver


First Revolt Shekel   First Revolt Half Shekel Reproduction

This museum quality, hand minted reproduction of the First Revolt shekel is stunning. The hand cut dies were made with hand made tools, made the same way as the die cutting tools in ancient times. It is made from one quarter ounce of .999 silver. They are approximately 18 millimeters in diameter and 3.5 millimeters thick!! Originals of these coins cost thousands of dollars. These can be used for the custom of Machtzis Hashekel (giving a half shekel to charity as a rememberance of the Temple Tax), gifts, or as a reminder of the great men who gave their lives for G-d.

The original coins were made between the years 65-70 c.e., while the Holy Temple was still standing, when the Jews rebelled against Rome in order to free the Jewish people, to worship G-d without pagan influence.

On the obverse (left image) is a cup or chalice, said by numismatists to depict the cup used for bringing the Omer offering to the Holy Temple (Vayikra/Leviticus 23:10). The inscription, in ancient hebrew letters says Half of a Shekel. On the reverse (left image) is a branch with three pomegranates, one of the fruits for which the Land of Israel is praised(Devarim/Deuteronomy 8:8) . The inscription says Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) the Holy.

These coins' depictions show their love of the Holy Temple, their love of the Holy Land and their devotion to G-d.

Note that each coin blank is made by hand, and each coin is struck by hand. The shape may be irregular, and each coin is unique, just like the original ancient coins.

Even though the price of silver is up, we have not raised our price. $26 plus $10 for shipping and handling.