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Israel Pidyon HaBen Commemorative Coins

1970 Pidyon HaBen Coin

Silver coins from the Bank of Israel issued from 1970 to 1977

Redemption of the First Born Son


Proofs
Uncirculated
Original Mint condition from the Bank of Israel
Sets of 5 in stock


Exodus 13:1-3 tells us that a son who is the firstborn of his mother belongs to God; or more specifically, to the Kohen (priest) who serves in the worship of God. It is stated, we "redeem" the child, or buy him back. The redemption price is stated in the Torah as five Sheqalim of silver.


The ceremony generally takes place when the baby is 31 days old.


These coins were specially issued by the Bank of Israel for the Ceremony of the Redemption of the First-Born Son.

A set of 5 coins guaranteed to contain 117 grams of Pure Silver in accordance with the biblical ordinance of the Redemption of the Son.


Pricing


Cat # Click for photo Date Denomination Type Diameter Weight Item ASW Price
PH1 P1 P2 1970 10 Lirot Silver/.900 37mm 26 grams Pidyon HaBen Unc. .7523 25.00
PH1a P1 P2 1970 10 Lirot Silver/.900 37mm 26 grams Pidyon HaBen Proof .7523 30.00
PH2 P1 P2 1971 10 Lirot Silver/.900 37mm 26 grams Pidyon HaBen Unc. .7523 25.00
PH2a P1 P2 1971 10 Lirot Silver/.900 37mm 26 grams Pidyon HaBen Proof .7523 30.00
PH3 P1 P2 1972 10 Lirot Silver/.900 37mm 26 grams Pidyon HaBen Unc. (w/star) .7523 25.00
PH3A P1 P2 1972 10 Lirot Silver/.900 37mm 26 grams Pidyon HaBen Unc. (no star) .7523 25.00
PH3a P1 P2 1972 10 Lirot Silver/.900 37mm 26 grams Pidyon HaBen Proof .7523 30.00
PH4 P1 P2 1973 10 Lirot Silver/.900 37mm 26 grams Pidyon HaBen Unc. .7523 25.00
PH4a P1 P2 1973 10 Lirot Silver/.900 37mm 26 grams Pidyon HaBen Proof .7523 30.00
PH5 P1 P2 1974 10 Lirot Silver/.900 37mm 26 grams Pidyon HaBen Unc. .7523 25.00
PH5a P1 P2 1974 10 Lirot Silver/.900 37mm 26 grams Pidyon HaBen Proof .7523 30.00
PH6 P1 P2 1975 25 Lirot Silver/.900 37mm 26 grams Pidyon HaBen Unc. .7523 25.00
PH6a P1 P2 1975 25 Lirot Silver/.900 37mm 26 grams Pidyon HaBen Proof .7523
30.00
PH7 P1 P2 1976 25 Lirot Silver/.800 40mm 30 grams Pidyon HaBen Unc. .7716 25.00
PH7a P1 P2 1976 25 Lirot Silver/.800 40mm 30 grams Pidyon HaBen Proof .7716 30.00
PH8 P1 P2 1977 25 Lirot Silver/.900 37mm 26 grams Pidyon HaBen Unc. .7523 25.00
PH8a P1 P2 1977 25 Lirot Silver/.900 37mm 26 grams Pidyon HaBen Proof .7523
30.00


Uncirculated (Unc.) : A Mint State coin struck on a standard planchet. The coin displays matte type finish.

Proof:  A coin which was made with special care. The coins are struck on specially selected and polished planchets.

They are struck under higher pressure using polished dies and exhibit a mirror-like surface.

In the Pidyon HaBen series, a small Hebrew 'mem' mintmark will appear on the reverse of coin.


ASW: actual silver weight


The coins are shipped in standard plastic Coin-Flips with a descriptive card.

Sets of 5 Coins (as below) $ 125.00


Cat # Click for photo Date Item Denomination Price
PH1-S5 P1 P2 1970 Pidyon HaBen Unc. Set of 5. 10 Lirot 125.00
PH2-S5 P1 P2 1971 Pidyon HaBen Unc. Set of 5. 10 Lirot 125.00
PH3-S5 P1 P2 1972 Pidyon HaBen Unc. Set of 5. 10 Lirot 125.00
PH5-S5 P1 P2 1974 Pidyon HaBen Unc. Set of 5. 10 Lirot 125.00



We have a few of the special 5 coin cases available as below.

These cases were distibuted by the Government Agency (IGCM) in the 1970's and will exhibit some evidence of handling.


Cat # Item Price
PHC1 Plastic case for 5 coins 15.00
PHC2 Olivewood case for 5 coins 25.00




Express Mail service: (1-2 Days: $22.00)

Priority Mail service: (usually 3-4 Days: $3.75)

(we ship Monday through Thursday only. During the Winter months a telephone order is recommended if time sensitive)

Items priced in US Dollars.

US shipping only.


USA toll free tel:    800-913-9677

email: coins@commem.com


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Our office address:

Commemoratives International, Ltd.

Hamden Center II

2321 Whitney Avenue, Suite 505

Hamden, CT 06518 USA

Telephone: 203-230-0221