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Romania > Bucuresci (Hunedoara County, Transylvania): "Jsak [Isaac] Focsaner" Zionist coffee and tea house token for 50 Bani (ND), circa. early 1920's; struck in copper; no maker marks; weight: 3.65g; size: 25.25mm. Obverse bears narrowed Star of David with Hebrew word "Zion" in center, with Romanian legend around edge "Jsak Foc?aner * Bucuresci *"; on reverse the number "50" in center. Medallic rotated strike; beeded edge on obverse and reverse. Of note, only the letters "Zi" of "Zion" appear and given the overall good condition of the token it appears to be a striking error (Hunedoara county numbered Reform Jews who supported integration and assimilation over Zionism, and perhaps the mistake is a deliberate mis-striking of the complete word). In VF-EF. Schaffer BUC-650, rarity 5 (extreme rarity: 6-15pc) p.77

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Romanian Bucuresci Jsak Isaac Focsaner Zionist

Estimate $580 - $1,080Oct 17
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