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"Volunteering" in Israel

ISRAEL'S 54th ANNIVERSARY

Commemorative Coins Issued by the Bank of Israel

Year 2002

Volunteering Coins

To give wholeheartedly, and not for the sake of receiving recompense, is the essence of volunteering. By dedicating this year's Israel Anniversary Coin to "Volunteering", the State of Israel expresses its appreciation and recognition of all devoted volunteers.


Coin Description

Front

The design is composed of two hands joined together with a heart in the center, symbolizing the outstanding goodheartedness of volunteers. From a certain angle, the hands together resemble two doves, a symbol of love and peace. The inscription around the rim, "Volunteering" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.

Reverse

The denomination "1, 2 or 10" in the center of the coin. The year of issue "5762/2002" and "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim" in Hebrew and English. The word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The State Emblem at the left.

NIS-New Israel Sheqalim


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 83 10 NIS Proof Gold/.917 30 mm 16.96 grams 617 1100.00


Volunteering Gold Coin Proof Volunteering 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 Mintage Price
A 45 1 NIS Proof-like Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams 1,364 30.00
A 45a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7 mm 28.8 grams 1,426 55.00


Volunteering Silver Coin Volunteering Silver Coin

Volunteering Silver Proof Coin Volunteering  Silver Proof Coin


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 "Volunteering" coin at the bottom.


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 "Volunteering" coin at the bottom.


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