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New! Mint your own half shekel coin

The City of David now has a coin press machine where one can mint their own ancient “half shekel” coin! During the annual pilgrimage to the Temple, visitors gave a half shekel coin as a Temple tax. A number of these coins have been found in excavations at the site. Now you can take home your own half shekel coin! The coin press, located just inside the entrance to the City of David, allows you to create your own Second Temple half shekel coin by pressing the design onto a bronze coin.

**The coin press is only available for use at specific times during the site’s operating hours. Additional details are available at the ticket booth.

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