1962 Israeli Gold 100 Shekels Coin
1962 Unofficial fantasy pattern gold 100 Shekel coin of Israel, featuring King David.
Israeli Gold Coins
Although Israel has issued its own coins since 1948, its first gold coins were issued in 1960. Until 1980m the coin denominations are in Lirot (Pounds) and mils (100 mils =£1).
From February 24th 1980 to 1985, after a coinage reform, they are denominated in Sheqalim (Shekels). 10 Old Agorot = 1 New Agorah; 100 New Agorot = 1 Sheqel.
There followed a second coinage reform from September 4th 1985, denominated in New Sheqalim, in which:-
10 Sheqalim = 1 Agorah; 1,000 Sheqalim = 1 New Sheqel.
If you can understand that the first time, you are doing better than we are!
Medallic, Fantasy, & Pattern Coin Issues
Although this coin looks very much like a coin officially issued by the Israeli Mint, it is a privately issued, and therefore unofficial "medallic" issue. Strictly speaking it should not be called a coin, but it does show a denominational value like a coin.
It is listed in Unusual World Coins. published by Krause Publications.
Although it has no legal tender status, it nevertheless remains an attractive and artistic piece, and many collectors would happily find a place for one of these in their collection.
Numismatic Centre of Mexico
According to Krause, these were minted or issued by the Numismatic Centre of Mexico, whoever they are!
The reverse design is a menorah in sprays with 12 circular symbols.
100 Shekels||1962 King David Medallic Fantasy Piece||29.00||11.9400||.9170||.3519
Denomination = Face Value
Diameter = Approximate Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Weight in grams.
Alloy or Fineness = Fineness of gold.
AGW = Gold Content = Actual fine gold weight in troy ounces.
Prices & Availability
The prices quoted in the US $ column may be out of date due to currency fluctuations.
Date||Denomination||Grade||Mintage||Availability||Price £||Price $
1962||100 Shekels Fantasy||Uncirculated|| ||Yes||£195||$395
Notes on Table
Denomination = Face Value
Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping $20 per order
Israeli Silver and Base Metal Coins
For silver and base metal coins of Israel, please look at our original Chard Coins website.
We make an active market in almost all world coins, gold or otherwise, including Israeli gold coins, whether listed on this page or not. If you have any of these coins to sell, please contact us, or post them to us for appraisal and offer.
King David on Obverse of Medallic 1962 Israeli 100 Shekels
Menorah on Reverse of Medallic 1962 Israeli 100 Shekels