ISRAEL 10 LIROT SILVER BU COIN 1974 - REDEMPTION OF SON

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  • Sold Date: Jun 07, 2011
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ISRAEL 10 LIROT

SILVER BU

Here's One of the

Beautiful Silver Coins

Issued by the Israeli Government

As Commemoratives!

Minted in 1974 - after the 1973 Arab-Israeli War (YOM KIPPUR). The "DAY OF ATONEMENT" is one of the Holiest Days of the Year. Many of Israels Sons and Daughters lost their lives defending their country. This coin is for the ceremony called "PIDYON HaBEN" the "REDEMPTION OF THE SON". Since the days of Moses the first born son was dedicated to the Temple and must be "redeemed" with a certain amount of silver - usually 5 Shekels. The 10-Lirot (pound) coin was used at this time and you can see 5 coins on a silver tray on the front.

It was a miracle to many people that the Jewish State had survived 25 Years so far. Its Very Existence would be called into Question in a year or so when once again War broke out.

By 1967 the Port of Eilat was a Crucial Strategic Point when Egyptian President Nasser decided to Blockade it and cut off Israel's Lifeline to Africa and the Far East.

This - and the sinking of the Battleship "Eilat" near Sinai - brought about the Six Day War that was over a lot sooner than anybody on either side had ever expected. In 1973 Israel's existence was again challenged and once again their bravery sustained them.

The Coin - 10 Lirot or Israel
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