Higher Education has a critical role in advancing society to meet the challenges of today and the future. It is the key to the world's future prosperity. Investment in Higher Education in the developed world will help solve the problems of the Third World and equip them to improve the quality of their life.
Higher Education in Israel reaches high international standards. The number of doctoral students is increasing and three Israeli scientists are among those who have been awarded Nobel Prizes.
The Israel 58th Anniversary Coin puts the spotlight on Higher Education. The coin design consists of several symbols of the different disciplines Science, Humanities, Technology, Mathematics and others outlined by the shape of a student's graduation cap. Each of the four angles of the cap reach out to the future, symbolizing the aims of Higher Education to assure the future well-being of society.
Symbols of Science, Humanities, Technology and Mathematics forming the shape of a student's graduation cap. The inscription, "Higher Education in Israel" in Hebrew, Arabic and English.
A student's cap with the denomination, "1, 2 or 10" with the year of issue "5766/2006" and the word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The inscription, "Independence Day 2006" in Hebrew and English. The State Emblem at the top. "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim" beside the denomination. The Proof coins mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem' beside the denomination. The Proof-like coin with a six pointed 'Star of David'.
NIS-New Israel Sheqalim
||10 NIS Proof
Actual gold weight: 1/2 oz. encapsulated and housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel
||1 NIS Proof-like
||2 NIS Proof
Each coin is encapsulated and housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel