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"CAPERNAUM" 1985/5746

Capernaum Gold Proof Coin

Israel's 4th issue in the "Historic Sites in the Holyland" series.   

Issued by the Bank of Israel. This coin commemorates the Synagogue of Kefar Nahum in Capernaum.


Description of the Coin

Front

The ruins of the Capernaum Synagogue with the Lake Tiberius in the background. The inscription "Capernaum" in Hebrew and English.

Reverse

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 1985/5746 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'.


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 25 5 Sheqalim Proof Gold/.900 22 mm 8.63 grams 2,633 375.00


Capernaum Gold Proof Coin Capernaum Gold Proof Coin

Actual gold weight: 1/4 oz. encapsulated and housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
SI 8 1/2 Sheqel Unc. Silver/.850 23 mm 7.2 grams .1968 oz 6,810 15.00
SI 8a 1 Sheqel Proof Silver/.850 30 mm 14.4 grams .3935 oz 6,320 25.00


Capernaum Silver Coin Capernaum Silver Coin

Capernaum Silver Proof Coin Capernaum 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 "Capernaum" 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 "Capernaum" coin at the bottom rim.

ASW: actual silver weight


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