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
The ruins of the Capernaum Synagogue with the Lake Tiberius in the background. The inscription "Capernaum" in Hebrew and English.
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'.
||5 Sheqalim Proof
Actual gold weight: 1/4 oz. encapsulated and housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel
||1/2 Sheqel Unc.
||1 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 "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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