Chapter VI
Tokens
Page 2
Telephone (Payphone) Tokens

 

TELEPHONE

1953

PICTURE PENDING

xCAT.x#x

DESCRIPTION

ALLOY


MM

THICK-

NESS

MM

WT.
GR.

xxxxxxMINTxxxxxx

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

xxxxxxxOBVERSExxxxxxx

xxxxxxxREVERSExxxxxxx

PT-1

 

 

copper

26.0

1.5

 

ICI

 

flat, not holed

 

T

 

TELEPHONE

1953 / 5713

1955 / 5715

Cat. # PT-2 : Flat

Cat. # PT-2a : Indented

Cat. # PT-2b : As # PT-2a, but with large number '8' at varying locations above dial block on obverse

CAT. #

DESCRIPTION

ALLOY


MM

THICK-

NESS

MM

WT.
GR.

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

OBVERSE

REVERSE

PT-2

TELEPHONE (H+E), 5713 (H)

Dialing pad

copper

26.0

1.5

 

ICI

1,000,000

flat, holed

25.00

PT-2a

TELEPHONE (H+E), ISRAEL (H)

Dialing pad

copper

26.0

1.5

 

ICI

 

indented, holed

12.00

PT-2b

Dialing pad, number 8 above dial block

as # PT-2a, with large number 8 at various locations above dial block on rev.

50.00

Large holed telephone tokens were in use from 1953 until their replacement in 1963. The third variety with the large number 8 above the dial block on its obverse was probably produced in 1960, the '8' representing its price in Agorot (in that year the Agora replaced the Pruta, 10 Pruta becoming 1 Agora).

 

ISRAEL POST

1964 / 5724

CAT. #

DESCRIPTION

ALLOY


MM

THICK-

NESS

MM

WT.
GR.

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

OBVERSE

REVERSE

PT-3

Gazelle, 5724 (1964), TELEPHONE (H+Ar)

Dialing pad, ISRAEL POST

brass

19.0

2.7

5.0

Haim Moro

32,000

horizontal indentation, holed

20.00

La

 

ISRAEL POST

1966 / 5726

CAT. #

DESCRIPTION

ALLOY


MM

THICK-

NESS

MM

WT.
GR.

MINT

APPROX.

MINTAGE

(*)

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

OBVERSE

REVERSE

PT-4

Gazelle, 5726 (1966), TELEPHONE (H+Ar)

Dialing pad, ISRAEL POST

cu-ni

19.0

2.7

5.0

VDM, Germany

38,200,000

horizontal indentation, holed

2.50

T

 

MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS

1981 / 5741

Cat. # PT-5 : No raised dot above date on obv., with incused rectangular sign on dial block on rev.

Cat. # PT-5a : Raised dot above date on obv., no incused rectangular sign on dial block on rev.

CAT. #

DESCRIPTION

ALLOY


MM

THICK-

NESS

MM

WT.
GR.

xxxxxxxMINTxxxxxxx

APPROX.

MINTAGE

(*)

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

OBVERSE

REVERSE

PT-5

Gazelle, 5741 (1981), TELEPHONE (H+Ar)

Dialing pad, MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS

cu-ni

19.0

2.7

5.0

Hecht

20,500,000

incl. PT-6

horizontal indentation, holed, incused square sign on dial block on rev.

6.00

PT-5a

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kibbutz Mefalsim

horizontal indentation, holed, raised round dot above date on obv.

3.00

T

 

MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS

1982 / 5742

CAT. #

DESCRIPTION

ALLOY


MM

THICK-

NESS

MM

WT.
GR.

MINT

APPROX.

MINTAGE

(*)

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

OBVERSE

REVERSE

PT-6

Gazelle, 5742 (1982), TELEPHONE (H+Ar)

Dialing pad, MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS

cu-ni

19.0

2.7

5.0

Kibbutz Mefalsim

see

PT-5 & 5a

horizontal indentation, holed, raised round dot above date on obv.

8.00

T

 

BEZEQ

1987 / 5747

Cat. # PT-7 : No raised dot above date on obv., with incused rectangular sign on dial block on rev.

PICTURE PENDING

Cat. # PT-7a : Raised dot above date on obv., no incused rectangular sign on dial block on rev.

Cat. # PT-7.1 : Small letters on rev.

CAT. #

DESCRIPTION

ALLOY


MM

THICK-

NESS

MM

WT.
GR.

MINT

APPROX.

MINTAGE

(*)

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

OBVERSE

REVERSE

PT-7

BEZEQ, 5747 (1987), TELEPHONE (H+Ar)

Dialing pad, BEZEQ COMPANY (large letters)

cu-ni

19.0

2.7

5.0

Hecht

750,000

horizontal indentation, holed, incused rectangular sign on dial block on rev.

12.00

PT-7a

BEZEQ, 5747 (1987), TELEPHONE (H+Ar)

Dialing pad, BEZEQ COMPANY (large letters)

 

 

 

 

Kibbutz Mefalsim

750,000

horizontal indentation, holed, raised round dot above date on obv.

15.00

PT-7.1

BEZEQ, 5747 (1987), TELEPHONE (H+Ar)

Dialing pad, BEZEQ COMPANY (small letters)

 

 

 

 

 

 

small letters on rev.

 

(*) With the changeover to phonecard-operated payphones in the early 1990s, the various circulating varieties of the cupro-nickel 19 mm token issued between 1966 & 1987, were recalled from the public against a refund and melted down until 1998.

 

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