1949 Israel 500 Pruta

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  1. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    The first Silver issue by Israel, in 1949. Quite low mintage of approximately 33,000. .500 fine, and not super easy to find in Gem MS. Old Palestine pound series. AB52D29B-957C-4277-8E83-633A058B9F8D.jpeg 088C7D0F-AC43-4EA9-89EB-CE31899D57FE.jpeg
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  3. Steve66

    Steve66 Coin People

    Very nice coin... I have a couple of these myself.

    Not sure I would give that coin a MS65, but guess pcgs would, and I’m not a professional grader.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  4. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    Another low mintage Israel set I picked up. 1 and 2 Shekel “Yemini Menorah” set, 1982. Proof and BU. A7862758-5BCF-45EA-B6F6-3040AEC0B8BE.jpeg A00CC42C-C8F7-4B66-BC06-E849B354AA38.jpeg 16163190-297F-41B3-905B-D6CC3D06AD0A.jpeg 3B0DA558-1DFC-4C58-B13D-344F4D667829.jpeg 981F032A-B755-42BE-9202-5A4D6D2E430A.jpeg 9A15D017-90A5-4F62-98B4-1F1E4D01578D.jpeg
  5. Zohar444

    Zohar444 Member

    These did not circulate quite accessible in MS. Nevertheless , Israel's only crown coin. Slab-O-horz.jpg
  6. brg5658

    brg5658 Well-Known Member

    How on earth is that PCGS coin graded MS65? Looks all beat up!

    EDIT: It looks reasonable in TrueView, so maybe just bad pics.

    @Zohar444 your MS67 looks the grade! Nice!
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  7. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    My photography is far from the best. Looks much more like the TruView in hand. It isn’t all beat up—typical 65 contact marks, and some toning.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2020
  8. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class Poster

    Israel 500 Prutah 5709 (AD 1949)
    Silver, 37 mm, 24.94 gm

    According to the Numista website these coins were not placed into circulation.
    Would that make them Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) coins?

    Last edited: Sep 14, 2020
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  9. brg5658

    brg5658 Well-Known Member

    I think the spotting on the reverse was showing up much more pronounced in your photos than in the PCGS photos. It almost looks like pitting in your images - which is what I was seeing. All good - I wasn't ragging on your photos.
  10. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    No you were cool—I think my coin photography is marginal. I have been working on it, but there is still a long way to go. Thanks for the TruView.
  11. Mkman123

    Mkman123 Well-Known Member

    I recently got one of these for my world crown collection, low mintage however quite a number of these exist slabbed and raw. In fact some place in FL got in a few hundred recently and sent many to PCGS to get slabbed.......
  12. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Well-Known Member

    Cool coin, but definitely available. 65s have been going through eBay for the last couple of months. I just sold an original 1949 set and I have a few other 500s around, but nothing like @Zohar444 . Zohar, did you have a high grade PCGS example at one time?
  13. Zohar444

    Zohar444 Member

    Hi @mrbreeze - I had 3 MS-67s (2 NGC, 1 PCGS), kept one.
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