But notice what else is on the coin as titles (missing letters in small print). On the back Tiberius is called PONTIFex MAXIMus (high priest). But the Jews had their own high priest and Jesus is our High Priest. On the front is TIberius CAESAR DIVIni AUGusti Filius AUGUSTUS (=Tiberius, Caesar, Son of the Divine Augustus, Augustus). Since his father Augustus had already been declared a god, that would make Tiberius the son of a god.
So there were other issues in the confrontation that were not mentioned in the Bible: Who was the real high priest? Who was the real Son of God? Who was the real God? In paying the Roman tax with this coin the taxpayer was indirectly acknowledging the false claims of Tiberius to be true. And no one recognized that God Himself was there in front of them in the Person of Jesus Christ!