Imitation Israel Coins Circulated in United States; Warning Issued by Government

An imitation of the Israel 100 pruta coin is being circulated in the United States, according to information which has come to the attention of the Numismatic Service of the Government of Israel.

The imitation coin, made of aluminum and copper-colored, is similar to the official one except that it carries the inscription “Chanukah Gelt – R.S.K.S.” and a palm tree on one side is reversed. A statement issued here by the Numismatic Service of the Government of Israel emphasizes that the imitation coin has no value either as a monotary unit or as a collector’s item.

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