Bible Money Site
First Fidelity Reserve
has announced today the launch of its new coin
web site dedicated to coins described in the
Money of the Bible."
The site is named after the book and provides
Shekel or "Judas Coins" —
coins believed to be the same type offered to
Judas for betraying Christ.
In a release statement, CEO of First Fidelity
Reserve Jason Whitney commented,
“Our goal was to provide numismatists who
collect coins of antiquity, a site that gives
the historical background of these important
coins, called the
Whitney went on to say,
“The temple in Jerusalem accepted only the
shekels as currency. Although it has never been
definitively proven, it is a virtual certainty
that Judas received
shekels for his
At the time, thirty shekels equaled over half a
year’s wages for skilled laborers. Viewed in an
equally dark way, thirty shekels was enough at
that time to purchase a slave.”
First Fidelity Reserve indicated a number of
shekel coins have been graded by the
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), a
third-party coin grading service, and are
available for purchase.
About First Fidelity Reserve
First Fidelity Reserve was founded in 1988, is a
leading coin dealer located in South East Texas.
The firm serves thousands of clients across the
United States.They are located at 130
Shakespeare, Beaumont, TX 77706 and can be
reached at 1-800-336-1630.
First Fidelity Reserve’s "The Money of the
Bible" site is located at