Theodor Herzl 10 Shequalim Israel Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Father of Israel) (Zionism) 1984
Theodor Herzl 10 Shequalim Israel Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Father of Israel) (Zionism) 19984
Commemorative issue: Theodor Herzl
Obverse: A silhouette of Theodor Herzl on a background formed by the repetition of the word "Herzl" in Hebrew
ISRAEL • ישראל • اسرائيل
Reverse: Value and year
Translation: 10 Sheqalim 5744 (1984)
Period State of Israel (1948-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 5744 (1984)
Value 10 Sheqalim (10 ILR)
Currency Old Shekel (1980-1985)
Weight 8 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.98 mm
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 4 September 1986
Number N# 2058
References KM# 137
Theodor Herzl (/ˈhɜːrtsəl, ˈhɛərtsəl/; German: [ˈhɛɐtsl̩]; Hebrew: תֵּאוֹדוֹר הֶרְצְל Te'odor Hertsel; Hungarian: Herzl Tivadar; Hebrew name given at his brit milah Binyamin Ze'ev (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין זְאֵב), also known in Hebrew as Hebrew: חוֹזֵה הַמְדִינָה, Chozeh HaMedinah, lit. "Visionary of the State"; 2 May 1860 – 3 July 1904) was an Austro-Hungarian Jewish journalist, playwright, political activist, and writer who was the father of modern political Zionism. Herzl formed the Zionist Organization and promoted Jewish immigration to Palestine in an effort to form a Jewish state. Though he died before its establishment, he is known as the father of the State of Israel.
Herzl is specifically mentioned in the Israeli Declaration of Independence and is officially referred to as "the spiritual father of the Jewish State", i.e. the visionary who gave a concrete, practicable platform and framework to political Zionism. However, he was not the first Zionist theoretician or activist; scholars, many of them religious such as rabbis Yehuda Bibas, Zvi Hirsch Kalischer and Judah Alkalai, promoted a range of proto-Zionist ideas before him.
This coin arrived quickly and is in perfect condition. Very interesting textures. Thanks so much.