|"Kidron Valley" 1984/5745
Israel's 3rd issue in the "Historic Sites in the Holyland" series
This coin commemorates the Kidron Valley and its Monuments; the Sons of Hezir Tomb, Absalom's' Pillar, the Cave of Jehoshaphat and the Pyramid of Zecharia. The Kidron Valley is located along the eastern side of Jerusalem, between the Temple Mount and the Mount of Olives. The valley, rich in history has been of great interest to archaeologists.
Description of the Coin
The Kidron Valley Monuments with the hills of Jerusalem and the wall of the Old City in the background. The inscription, "Valley of Kidron" in English and Hebrew around the rim.
The denomination "1/2, 1 or 5", with the State Emblem to the left. "Sheqel" or "Sheqalim" in Hebrew and English. The inscription below, "Israel" in Hebrew, Arabic and English. The dates 1984/5745 in Hebrew and English.
The uncirculated silver coin is mintmarked with a 6 pointed star at the bottom. The proof coins are mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem'.
Actual gold weight: .25 oz. - Housed in an custom display case from the Bank of Israel
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 "Kidron" coin at the bottom rim.
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 "Kidron" coin at the bottom rim.
ASW: actual silver weight
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