|"ALIYA" EXODUS 1991/5751
Israel's 43rd Anniversary of Independence Coin
Issued by the Bank of Israel
The Ingathering of the Exiles is the foundation of the State of Israel. As recognized in the 1948 Declaration of Independence, the "Law of the Return'" which guarantees that "Every Jew has the right to come to this country."
This set commemorates the Jewish Agency, which prepares Jews around the world for Aliya (Ascension). The collapse of the Iron curtain set in motion the 1991 “Aliya” of Russian Jews to their ancestral homeland.
Description of the Coin
The arrival of Russian immigrants with a jet airplane in the background. The "Freedom Flight". The inscription in English and Hebrew, "I will gather them out of all countries, Jeremiah 32:37".
The denomination "1, 2 or 10" from top to bottom with the State Emblem. The date "1991/5751" 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 below the State Emblem. The proof coins are mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem'.
NIS-New Israel Sheqalim
Actual gold weight: 1/2 oz. encapsulated and housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel