Israel mints Trump Coin to honor Jerusalem recognition

An Israeli organization has minted a coin bearing President Donald Trump‘s image to honour his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The Mikdash Educational Center says Wednesday that the “Temple Coin” features Trump alongside King Cyrus, who 2,500 years ago allowed Jews to return to Jerusalem from their exile in Babylon, Fox News reports.

Rabbi Mordechai Persoff said that Trump, like Cyrus, made a “big declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of the holy people.” His organization minted 1,000 biblical half-shekel coins that can be purchased with a minimum donation of $50. The coin cannot be used as currency.