Chapter I
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Explanations

 

SHEQEL

The Online Catalog of Israel Numismatics 1927 - present

Design, Layout and How to Use

The SHEQEL catalog was created to serve two purposes; to be the first (and until now the only) online catalog of the entire spectrum of modern Holy Land numismatics, but also to closely resemble a printed catalog. The catalog is divided into chapters each dealing with subjects such as Trade Coins, Banknotes, Commemorative Coins, Medals, Tokens etc. Each chapter is laid out in exact chronological order, each page covering a defined period.

Catalog numbers will generally correspond with the KM-numbering of Krause Publication's Standard Catalog of World Coins (British Mandatory Palestine & Israel) and the P-numbering of the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. However, when deemed necessary by us, suffixes are added to better identify varieties of the same coin or banknote. In some cases - such as Official Mint and Hanukka Sets - the SHEQEL catalog deviates from the KM-MS numbering system due to the many errors and omissions in the Standard Catalog of World Coins. In the State & Official Medals chapter, as well as the chapter dealing with tokems etc., we created our proprietary chronological catalog numbering system, also using the IGCMC/ICMC catalog numbers for cross reference purposes.

 

Grading

For defining the quality and preservation of trade coins and banknotes, the SHEQEL catalog uses the European and internationally accepted two-letter grading system. Commemorative coins are by definition Uncirculated, and are therefore classified as either BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) or Proof. Commemorative coins defined by the ICMC as Prooflike are listed by us as BU.

For more detailed information on coin and banknote grading, please refer to Coin Grading and Notaphily in the Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

 

Valuations

The valuations listed for each coin, banknote, medal and token, are based on a variety of factors. We periodically check the sales prices of several major online dealers in Israel and world numismatics (rosenblumcoins.com, commem.com, israelmint.com, isracoins.com, pomexport.com, banknotes.com, etc.). Precious metal coins and medals that are traded around their gold or silver bullion content are valuated accordingly.

However, because of the extreme fluctuations in precious metal prices, values listed in the SHEQEL catalog may be outdated shortly after having been updated. Hence, we strongly advise our readers not to use valuations in the SHEQEL catalog as a single source of reference when buying or selling Israel numismatic material, but also check sales prices of the websites listed above, as well as closed auctions and sales on eBay.

 

Mints of Israel's Trade Coins & Commemorative Coins

Place

or

Name

Country

Name of Mint

Athens

Greece

Bank of Greece

Daejeong

Republic of Korea

KOMSCO - Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corporation

Bern

Switzerland

Federal Mint Swissmint

Birmingham

United Kingdom

The Birmingham Mint

Budapest

Hungary

Magyar Pénzverő (Hungarian Mint)

Canberra

Australia

Royal Australian Mint

Holon

Israel

Michsaf Cutlery Factory

ICI

United Kingdom

Imperial Chemical Industries, Birmingham

ICMC

Israel

The Holy Land Mint (subsidiary of ICMC - Israel Coins and Medals Corporation), Maaleh Hahamisha

Jerusalem

Israel

Government Printer -Israel Mint [from 1967]

Kretschmer

Israel

Kretschmer Mint, Jerusalem

Kongsberg

Norway

Det Norske Myntverket (Norwegian Minting Works)

Madrid

Spain

Real Casa de Moneda - Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (Royal Spanish Mint)

Munich

Germany

Bayerisches Hauptmüntzamt (Bavarian State Mint)

Ottawa

Canada

Royal Canadian Mint [until 1975 both trade coins and commemorative coins; from 1976 commemorative coins only]

Paris

France

Monnaie de Paris

Pretoria

South Africa

South African Mint

Rome

Italy

La Zecca dello Stato (State Mint)

San Francisco

U.S.A.

United States Mint

Santiago

Chile

Casa de Moneda de Chile

Singapore

Singapore

Singapore Mint

Stuttgart

Germany

Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg (State Mint of Baden-Württemberg)

Tel Aviv

Israel

Government Printer -Israel Mint  [until 1966]

Utrecht

Netherlands

Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (Royal Dutch Mint); until 1994 named 's Rijks Munt

Vantaa

Finland

Mint of Finland

Warsaw

Poland

Mennica Polska (Mint of Poland)

Winnipeg

Canada

Royal Canadian Mint [from 1976, trade coins only]

 

Mints of Israel's State & Official Medals and Tokens

Name

Place

A.P. Casting

Hadassa Neurim, Israel

Aber & Levine

Kedumim, Israel

Bank Merkur

Munich, Germany

Credit Gold

Bnei Brak, Israel

Danro

 

David Selag

 

Emanograph

Tel Aviv

The Franklin Mint

Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Government Mint

Jerusalem

Haim Moro

Jerusalem

ICMC (The Holy Land Mint)

Maaleh Hahamisha, Israel

Itamar Casting

Jerusalem

John Pinches Medallists

London

Kibbutz Mefalsim

Israel

Kremnica Mint

 

Kremnica, Slovakia

Kretschmer

Jerusalem

La Zecca dello Stato

Rome

Mexican Government Mint

Mexico

Mishkei Hanegev

Israel

Monetaria Statului (State Mint of Romania)

Bucharest

Monnaie de Paris

Paris

Moshe Hecht

Tel Aviv

Netivot

Jerusalem

Osborne Coinage ?

Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.

Radad Silverware

Dimona, Israel

Robbins Attleboro

Attleboro, MA, U.S.A.

Royal Netherlands Mint

Utrecht

Shelgraph

Israel

Tadgraph

Israel

Tigal

Israel

VDM - Vereinigte Deutsche Metallwerke

Frankfurt/M, Germany

Zechovoy

Holon, Israel

 

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