|"Baron Edmond de Rothschild"
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
A portrait of Baron Rothschild with the inscription in Hebrew, "Father of the Jewish Settlement".
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.
||10 Sheqalim Proof
Actual gold weight: 1/2 oz. - Housed in an olivewood display box from the Bank of Israel
||2 Sheqel Uncirculated
||2 Sheqel Proof
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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