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"PEOPLE OF THE BOOK"

1981/5741

People of the Book Gold Proof Coin

Israel's 33rd Anniversary of Independence Coin

"The People of the Book"

The "Book of Books" was given to the Jewish people who are therefore called, "The People of the Book". The Bible was written in Hebrew and over the generations scribes and scholars copied letters, sentences and passages, thus preserving the spiritual independence and culture of the nation, even during the long period that it was dispersed among other nations.

The 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet formed the basis of two Jewish languages spoken in the Diaspora - Yiddish and Ladino.


Description of the Coin

Front

An open book and the flowing image of the Hebrew alphabet above. The proof coin struck with a Hebrew 'mem' mintmark at the bottom. The Uncirculated coin struck with a "Star of David".

Reverse

The denomination "2" or "10" in the center. The State emblem, at the left. The inscription "Israel" in Hebrew, Arabic and English, the date "1981" and "5741" in Hebrew, "Two Sheqalim" or "Ten Sheqalim" in Hebrew.


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 17 10 Sheqalim Proof Gold/.900 30 mm 17.28 grams 5,634 750.00


People of the Book Gold Proof Coin People of the Book Gold Proof Coin

Actual gold weight:    1/2 oz.   encapsulated and housed in a custom display box from the Bank of Israel


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
A 24 2 Sheqel Uncirculated Silver/.850 37 mm 26 grams .7639 oz 16,337 25.00
A 24a 2 Sheqel Proof Silver/.850 37 mm 26 grams .7639 oz 11,358 35.00


Book Silver Coin Book Silver Coin

Book Silver Proof Coin Book Silver Proof Coin


Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a standard planchet. It will display a matte type finish.  A small six pointed "Star of David" mintmark struck on the "Book" coin at the bottom.

Proof: A coin which was made with special care. The coins are struck using polished dies and the planchets are specially selected and polished. A proof will exhibit a mirror-like surface in the fields and a frosted appearance on the raised points of the coin. A small Hebrew 'mem' mintmark is struck on the "Book" coin at the bottom.

ASW: actual silver weight


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