Israel's 42nd Anniversary of Independence Coin
This coin commemorates the 42nd Anniversary of the State of Israel and is a tribute to the archaeological professionals and enthusiasts who continue to link the present with the past.
It has been taught that "If one sees the place of the crossing of the Red Sea or the fjords of the Jordan.. of the stone on which Moses sat when Joshua fought with Amalek... he should give thanks and praise the Lord:. (Berachot, 54, p. 1). In the years since the State of Israel was established, archaeological research has made vast strides in deepening our understanding of the land's long history.
Description of the Coin
Motifs from an ancient synagogue in Ashkelon and stones from the Herodion period. Ancient Hebrew lettering in the background.
The denomination "1, 2 or 10" from top to bottom with the date "1990/5750" in Hebrew and English around the rim. In the center, the official emblem of the State of Israel. The inscription "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim" in Hebrew and English and "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.
The uncirculated silver coin is mintmarked with a 6 pointed star below the State Emblem. The proof coins are mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem'.
NIS-New Israel Sheqalim
Actual gold weight: 1/2 oz. - Housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel