Donald Trump to Feature on Israeli Coin Marking 70th Anniversary of Israel Independence

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 NBCNC reports:  An Israeli organization has minted a coin bearing President Donald Trump’s image to honor his decision to move the American embassy to Jerusalem.

The Mikdash Educational Center said Wednesday that the “Temple Coin” featured Trump alongside King Cyrus, who 2,500 years ago allowed Jews to return to Jerusalem from their exile in Babylon. A representative from the center said that they wanted to honor President Trump on the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence.

The Mikdash Educational Center has minted 1,000 biblical half-shekel coins that can be purchased with a minimum donation of $50. The coin can’t be used as currency. It has a diameter of two inches. The standard coin, made from pewter and plated with about a third-of-an-ounce of silver, and will be sold for $50.

There is also a limited series of gold-plated coins which will sell for $70.

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