Akko Coin of Israel
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"Akko" 1986/5747

Akko Gold Coin Proof

Israel's 5th issue in the "Historic Sites in the Holyland" series

This coin commemorates the old town of Akko

The town of Akko is 6 miles south of Nahariya. It used to be one of the most important Mediterranean ports. When visiting you can see the Citadel, erected by the Turks at the end of the 18th century on Crusader foundations of the 13th century, where the British imprisoned and executed Jewish underground fighters. It now serves as a monument to the struggle for liberation.


Description of the Coin

Front

At the left, the Bay of Akko enclosed by the city wall. The arched gate at the front of the coin. The inscription, "Akko" in Hebrew and English.

Reverse

The denomination "1/2, 1 or 5", at the left, the State Seal, with the words, "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim" in Hebrew and English. Around the rim, "Israel" in Hebrew, Arabic and English. The date "1986/5747" appears in English and Hebrew.

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 27 5 Sheqalim Proof Gold/.900 22 mm 8.63 grams 2,800 375.00


Akko Gold Coin Proof Akko Gold Coin Proof

Actual gold weight: .25 oz. - encapsulated and housed in a custom display box from the Bank of Israel


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
SI 10 1/2 Sheqel Unc. Silver/.850 23 mm 7.2 grams .1968 oz 6,224 15.00
SI 10a 1 Sheqel Proof Silver/.850 30 mm 14.4 grams .3935 oz 6,117 25.00


Akko Silver Coin Akko Silver Coin

Akko Silver Proof Coin Akko Silver Proof Coin


Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a standard quality planchet. The coin will display a matte type finish. A small six pointed "Star of David" mintmark struck on the "Akko" 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 "Akko" coin at the bottom rim.

ASW: actual silver weight


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