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"Baron Edmond de Rothschild"

1982/5742

Rothschild Gold Proof Coin

Israel's 34th Anniversary of Independence Coin

Baron Edmond James (Avrahim Binyamin) de Rothschild (1845-1934) is the known as the "Father of the Settlement" (Avi ha-Yishuv). The Independence Day coin 1982/5742 is dedicated to the memory of Edmond de Rothschild and marks the centenary of his first projects in Israel.


Description of the Coin

Front

A portrait of Baron Rothschild with the inscription in Hebrew, "Father of the Jewish Settlement".

Reverse

The State Emblem with the inscription below, "Baron Edmond de Rothschild" and the dates, "1845-1934" in Hebrew and English. Around the rim, "Centenary of His First Settlement Activities in Eretz Israel". The word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The date 1982/5742 and the denomination "10 Sheqalim" or "2 Sheqalim" in Hebrew.

The uncirculated silver coin is mintmarked with a 6 pointed star at the bottom. The proof coins are mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem' at the bottom.


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 18 10 Sheqalim Proof Gold/.900 30 mm 17.28 grams 4,875 800.00


Rothschild Gold Proof Coin Rothschild Gold Proof Coin

Actual gold weight: 1/2 oz. - Housed in an olivewood display box from the Bank of Israel


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
A 25 2 Sheqel Uncirculated Silver/.850 37mm 28.8 grams .7870 oz 13,355 25.00
A 25a 2 Sheqel Proof Silver/.850 37mm 28.8 grams .7870 oz 9,555 35.00


Rothschild Silver Coin Rothschild Silver Coin

Rothschild Silver Proof Coin Rothschild 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 "Rothschild" coin below the center inscription.

Proof: A coin which was made with special care. The coins are struck using polished dies. The planchets are specially selected and polished. The coins 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 "Rothschild" coin below the center inscription.

ASW: actual silver weight


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