Minting Half-Shekel Coins | City Of David

Minting Half-Shekel Coins

print
A unique experience at Emek Zurim Park– Mint a coin on a copper disc
Use an exact replica of the ancient half-shekel coin discovered by a visitor at Emek Zurim Park, dating back to the second Temple era.
Take home a one of a kind souvenir from your visit!
These half-shekel coins were used by pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem, in order to contribute taxes to the Temple. Several such coins were found in the Emek Zurim Archaeological Sifting Project. Now, you can take home a piece of your experience! A new tool positioned at the site lets you mint the insignia of the ancient coins on a copper disc. When it’s ready, a half-shekel coin bearing the impressive ancient design from the second Temple days will rest right in your pocket.
Cost per coin: NIS 5.
 
 

 

Emek Zurim Sifting Project>>

 

Tour Track 
Essential Information 

 

For additional information and to a make a telephone reservation, call the Reservation Center.
 
 
 
Prices 

Cost for minting the coin:  NIS 5 .

 

Opening Hours 

 December 14-20.

Sunday-Thursday, between 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Friday: 8:00 AM -1:00 PM.

 

Directions 

Arrival Directions to the Emek Tzurim National Park

 

 
 
Public Transportation 
Buses: 4, 30, 19, 17, 68, 69,51,83 reach the Hebrew University at Mount Scopus, and then it is a 20 minute walk. You must walk down a long path with stairs, which is not accessible to baby strollers.
 


הצג מפה גדולה יותר

print

Shop

Buy A Gift
Shop

Driving Direction

Directions to Ancient Jerusalem sites

Opening Hours

Opening hours of the City of David- Ancient Jerusalem sites

Price List

City of David- Ancient Jerusalem price list

News & Events

A collection of seals (bullae) from the late First Temple period, discovered in...
Would you like to have fun getting to the City of David? Now you can!

Additional Tours & Attractions

Driving Direction

Driving Directions to the Ancient Jerusalem sites

Opening Hours

Ancient Jerusalem sites- Opening Hours

Price List

Ancient Jerusalem Price List
We visited City of David and it felt like we were taken 3000 years back
Goldstein Family, France.
Follow City of David on: