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"Jaffa" 1989/5750

Jaffa Gold Proof Coin


Israel's 8th issue in the "Historic Sites in the Holyland" series

This coin commemorates the ancient port city of Jaffa

One of the oldest cities in the world, in the region of Canaan, this was the meeting point of three continents: Asia, Africa, and Europe. It was a city of strategic importance going back thousands of years.


Front

An outline of the Port of Jaffa from the sea, the lighthouse with beams of light, a sailing boat and houses typical of Jaffa. The inscription, "Jaffa" in Hebrew and English.

Reverse

The denomination "1/2, 1 or 5", with the State Emblem. The date "1989/5750" and "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim" in Hebrew and English. "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.

The uncirculated silver coin is mintmarked with a 6 pointed star at the bottom. The proof coins are mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem'.

NIS-New Israel Sheqalim


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 33 5 NIS Proof Gold/.900 22 mm 8.63 grams 2,402 375.00


Jaffa Gold Proof Coin Jaffa 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 13 1/2 NIS Unc. Silver/.850 23 mm 7.2 grams .1968 oz 4,940 16.00
SI 13a 1 NIS Proof Silver/.850 30 mm 14.4 grams .3935 oz 5,844 30.00


Jaffa Silver Coin Jaffa Silver Coin

Jaffa Silver Proof Coin Jaffa Silver Proof Coin


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

ASW: actual silver weight


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