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"EDUCATION" in Israel

ISRAEL'S 53RD ANNIVERSARY

Commemorative Coins Issued by the Bank of Israel

Year 2001


Education Gold Coin


A salute to all those dedicated people working in the field, and to the pupils and students persevering in their studies. A pomegranate, whose seeds signify the values of education. The Stars of David represent our Jewish values and history. The third row of symbols represents the different spheres of Higher Education in which Israel excels: (from left to right) Science, Electronic Communications, Archaeology, Computers and Agriculture. Hebrew, Arabic and Latin characters symbolize the pluralism of Israeli society and our goal in creating unity and harmony.


Coin Description

Front

A pomegranate, with seeds that signify the values of education. The inscription, "Education in Israel" in Hebrew and English.

Reverse

The denomination, "1, 2 or 10" with the year of issue "5761/2001" and the word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The inscription, "Independence Day 2001" in Hebrew and English. The State Emblem at the top. "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim" below the denomination. The Proof coins mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem' at the bottom left. The Proof-like coin with a six pointed 'Star of David'.

NIS-New Israel Sheqalim


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 79 10 NIS Proof Gold/.917 30 mm 16.96 grams 660 1125.00


Education Gold Coin Proof Education Gold Coin Proof

Actual gold weight:    1/2 oz.   encapsulated and housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
A 44 1 NIS Proof-like Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams .4282 oz 1.653 30.00
A 44a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7 mm 28.8 grams .8565 oz 1,853 55.00


Education Silver Coin Education Silver Coin

Education Silver Proof Coin Education Silver Proof Coin


Each coin is encapsulated and housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel


Proof-Like: A Mint State coin struck on a standard quality planchet. The coin displays a mirror type finish, but of lesser degree than a full Proof strike. A small six pointed "Star of David" mintmark struck on the "Education" coin at the bottom left.

Proof: A coin which was made with special care. The coins are struck with extra pressure 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 "Education" coin at the bottom left.

ASW: actual silver weight


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