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"Havdalah Spicebox"
Havdalah Spice Box Coin
Judaic Art Coin Series

Issued by the Bank of Israel. The Havdalah ceremony is performed at the end of the Sabbath. Traditionally, the fragrance of the spice compensates for the loss of the additional spirit which has accompanied each one during Shabbat.

Description of the Coin


A Spice Box from 13th Century Spain. The State Emblem above. The date in Hebrew and English.


A Spice Box of modern style. The inscription in Hebrew: "1 New Sheqel" or "2 New Sheqalim". The word "Israel" in English, Hebrew and Arabic. The date "5754-1993" in Hebrew and English. The Proof coin is struck with a small Hebrew 'mem' at the bottom. The uncirculated coin is struck with a "Star of David".

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
H 28 1 Sheqel Unc. Silver/.925 30mm 14.4 grams .4282 oz 3,288 20.00
H 28a 2 Sheqalim Proof Silver/.925 38.7mm 28.8 grams .8565 oz 4,750 40.00

Spice Box Silver Coin Spice Box Silver Coin

Spice Box Proof Coin Spice Box Proof Coin

Each coin is encapsulated and housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel

Sterling Silver - 2 Sheqalim coin. (Similar in size to a Silver Dollar)

Sterling Silver - 1 Sheqel coin. (Similar in size to a Half Dollar)

Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a standard planchet. It will display a matte type appearance. A small six pointed "Star of David" mintmark struck on the "Spice Box" coin at the bottom.

Proof: A coin which was made with special care. The coins are struck with extra pressure using polished dies. The planchets are specially selected and polished. The coins exhibit a mirror-like surface in the fields and a frosted appearance on the raised points of the coin. A small Hebrew 'mem' mintmark is struck on the "Spice Box" coin at the bottom.

ASW: actual silver weight

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