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Offline Desibot

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Coin of isreal?
« on: October 08, 2019, 07:34:10 PM »
Hi trying to find a date for this coin
Please help
It is a coin of isreal

Thankyou
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Offline Henk

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Re: Coin of isreal?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 08:21:41 PM »
It is a 25 Prutot coin from Israel. It is Nickel plated steel and the year is 5714 in the Hebrew calander which is 1953-4 CE

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Re: Coin of isreal?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2019, 09:02:38 PM »
Thankyou henk i was searching but kept thinking it as a  shekel ::)

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Re: Coin of isreal?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2019, 05:16:27 AM »
Back then, the currency was the Israeli Lira and its cent was the prutah. Nice-looking example. I'm not sure what led them to say 'prutah' on the coin rather than 'prutot,' which is the correct plural, but I'll go out on a limb and guess that the Israelis understand Hebrew conventions better than I do.
Jonathan

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Re: Coin of isreal?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2019, 09:47:06 AM »
Back then, the currency was the Israeli Lira and its cent was the prutah.

Just to be pedantic  ;D, there were 1000 prutot in the lira - the prutah was the successor to the mil of Mandatory Palestine.

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Re: Coin of isreal?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2019, 03:32:40 PM »
That's not pedantry. That's education. I had always thought it was the hundredth, not the thousandth. Thank you.
Jonathan