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The Third Side of the Coin (Adults-English)
The Third Side of the Coin (Adults-English)

Tue, Nov 22



The Third Side of the Coin (Adults-English)

Why does money matter so much? Where do the designs on our coins come from? What currency did they use 3,000 years ago? Explore the history behind the money and how it was used by the Zionist movement and the Bank of Israel. Learn behind-the-scenes stories about forgeries that became coins & more!

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Time & Location

Nov 22, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Jerusalem, Derech Ruppin 11, Jerusalem, Israel

About the Event

This tour is independant of the museum. Museum admission is still required, in addition to the RSVP. The Israel Museum is not responsible for any aspect of this tour, and will not recognize your registration here towards the admission. Thank you!

The Israel Museum holds the “crown jewels” of Israel’s archaeology: The Dead Sea Scrolls, monuments built by our ancient kings, and lots of ancient coins.  The inspiration for many of the Bank of Israel’s coin and banknote designs are to be found within this national treasure. But there is much more to the design than their connection to historic artifacts.  We’ll follow the story behind the artifacts, what they mean and why they were chosen as designs. We’ll explore the history of money and currency thousands of years ago, and learn about propaganda and forgeries, politics and philosophy.  

This tour will include special attention to Chanukah, and can connect well with the tour "A Culture Clash" in the Bible Lands Museum on Wednesdays. Check the schedule for more details.


This tour is from 90-120 min in the Israel Museum. 

It is also available as a family tour for kids ages 6 and up, from 60-75 min.


  • Ticket to the Journey

    This ticket is for "All about the money" only. Museum admission is required. No need to print this out. I do it all digitally!

    From ₪50.00 to ₪65.00
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    • ₪65.00
      +₪1.63 service fee
    • ₪60.00
      +₪1.50 service fee
    • ₪55.00
      +₪1.38 service fee



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