Makor Hebrew Foundation is excited to announce the Freedom of Faith Silver Round. The front of this .999 1 troy ounce of silver round is based on an historic coin minted in the Netherlands in 1574, which glorified Yehovah's name while proclaiming religious freedom for all.
This beautiful silver round has the name Yehovah in Hebrew (יהוה) surrounded by a cloud, with light shining forth. This represents the Kevod Yehovah or the “Glory of Yehovah” based on such verses as “the glory of Yehovah appeared in the cloud” (Exod 16:10) and “as the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of … the glory of Yehovah” (Ezek 1:28).
The outer edges contain a Latin inscription based on Psalm 118:23; Matthew 21:42; Mark 12:11, which further glorifies Yehovah. On the back of the silver round we put this verse in both Hebrew and English.
This was from Yehovah and it is a miracle in our eyes.
The original coin was minted during the Dutch War of Independence in order to proclaim, “Freedom of Faith”. The Netherlands (Holland) was the first country in Europe to guarantee such freedom and it quickly became a haven for countless Jews and Protestants fleeing persecution. Included among the people of faith who found a haven in the new Dutch Republic were the English “Pilgrims” who would eventually travel across the Atlantic on the Mayflower in 1620 and establish the Plymouth Colony.
At the time this coin was minted, the Netherlands had been ruled by Catholic Spain, which viciously persecuted its Protestant subjects. This led to a lengthy war for freedom from 1568 to 1648. When the coin was minted early in the war, Spain still had an iron grip over the Netherlands, so the proclamation of “Freedom of Faith” expressed the future intent of the Dutch rather than a political reality. Its main function was to remind the beleaguered rebels what they were fighting for: freedom to worship Yehovah based on their own conscience. Later this would be the inspiration for the First Amendment to the US constitution, which decreed: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”. Numerous modern nations have followed suit, so that billions of people all over the world enjoy the God-given right to practice their faith today without hindrance from man-made governments.
What a profound testimony, that the modern origins of Freedom of Faith bear the holy name of Yehovah in the original Hebrew!
Donate $100 (USD) to Makor Hebrew Foundation via the orange button above to order your 1 troy ounce of .999 “Freedom of Faith” silver round! The “Freedom of Faith” silver round is a powerful witnessing tool and a meaningful way to Support Nehemia's research, so please consider also getting some for friends.
The silver round is currently being minted, so all images above are approximations of what the final product will look like.