Redemption of First-Born Son Pidyon Haben Proof Coin Silver 900 Israel 1975
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Redemption of the First-Born Son Pidyon Haben B.U. Coin Silver 900 1975 26 gr
coin info from the Israel coins and medals official website:
Pidyon Haben Coin 5735-1975
Redemption of the First-Born Son
The nominal value "25" and below it the Hebrew word "Lirot". Centered in the upper area is the official emblem of the State of Israel. Around the rim, in Arabic, English and Hebrew is the word "Israel" and the date "1975" and it's Hebrew equivalent "5735" On the left, in an incuse elipse, the Biblical quotation from Exodus 34:20, "All the first born sons thou shalt redeem". Surrounding the inscription are five silver Shekalim struck in Jerusalem in the period of the war of the Jews against Rome (66-70 CE). Clockwise from left to right, the two sides of the shekel from 68 CE, on the back a branch with three pomegranates, around the inscription "Jerusalem the Holy City". On the face of the shekel appears a chalice and the inscription "Israeli Shekel" and above the chalice the date - "the Year Three".
The sides of the Shekel from 66 CE, on the face the inscription "Israel Shekel" and above the cup the inscription "the Year One". On the back there appear pomegranates and the inscription "Jerusalem the Holy City".
On the face of the Shekel from 67 CE the inscription "Israeli Shekel" and above the chalice the inscription "Pidyon Haben Coin".
The B.U. coin has a smooth edge. The proof coin has a milled edge.
On the obverse of the B.U. coin, the Star of David, and on the obverse of the proof coin, the letter "mem", on the bottom-centre rim.
Rothschild and Lippman ("Roli").
The Israel Government Mint, Jerusalem.