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Please Help ID May Be Israel? (Id: Israeli Shalom Token)

 
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 Posted 07/22/2022  9:50 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Muncie to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm not sure that it's even a coin.

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 Posted 07/22/2022  11:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Albert to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it is Israel.
I remember a coin somewhat like this having a "trick date".
Don't recall if this is one of those or just an ordinary piece.
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 Posted 07/23/2022  04:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is indeed from Israel, but it isn't actually a coin - though it does look like one, which is presumably the intent.

It very closely resembles a 1 agorah coin from the 1980-1985 series - compare with the Numista example. The obverse design is very similar, only the palm tree has been replaced by an olive branch; the inscriptions, the name "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic, are identical to that on a genuine coin. And the other side, instead of saying "1 agorah hadashah" (1 new agora), your item says "1 shalom". In Hebrew, "shalom" means "peace", and is also used as a greeting, like "hello". It does not bear a date, though the style of coin it imitates no doubt indicates the manufacturing date range.

I do not know who issued these "1 shalom" tokens or exactly what they mean - which meaning of "shalom" is intended; the deliberate substitution of an olive branch on the obverse tells me the "peace" meaning is most likely.
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