First Minting of Half-Shekels in Jerusalem
7th Av, 5757

Reuven handing the donated silver over for the coin blanks

Coin blanks arriving from London

Close-up of coin blanks

Reuven with the proof and regular issue coin blanks

Mr Kretchmer, Jerusalem's master minter

Reuven watching Mr Kretchmer mint the first coin

Setting the die

Placing a proof blank into the press

Positioning the die for striking

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