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Romania > Bucuresci (Transylvania): "Jsak [Isaac] Focşaner" Zionist coffee & tea house copper-nickel token for 1 Leu (ND), c. early 1920's; no maker marks; size: 25.5mm; wei
Item code: 0130622


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Sales price $600.00
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Romania > Bucuresci (Transylvania): "Jsak [Isaac] Focşaner" Zionist coffee & tea house copper-nickel token for 1 Leu (ND), c. early 1920's; no maker marks; size: 25.5mm; weight: 4.1g; medallic strike, beeded edge. Obv.: Star of David with Hebrew w/ "Zion" in center; leg. "Jsak Focşaner * Bucuresci *". Rev.: "1 Leu" in center. Located 361 Calea Mosilor (1912). Zionist connection possibly due to owner's name: during 1st Aliya period (1860- 1903), 1st Congress of all Zionist Unions in Romania held in town of Focşani (30-31/12/1881). In VF, with slight clip missing from top left (possibly as manufactured); Schaffer BUC-651: extreme rarity (6-15pc).