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ISRAEL'S 60th ANNIVERSARY

Commemorative Coin Set Issued by the Bank of Israel

2008/5768

Israel 60th Anniversary Coins


The modern State of Israel was established in 1948 and our 60th Anniversary Coin reflects our proud achievements. We have a high ratio of university degrees to the population, one of the highest levels of medicine and scientific research and we have become one of the leading countries in the world in hi-tech. We have absorbed millions of immigrants, transformed the desert, built roads, homes, hospitals, community centers and factories.

The coin design artistically represents our aspirations towards peace and prosperity in the future. The zero of the "60" on the right side of the design is formed by the shape of a pomegranate, within which is a dove of peace. The pomegranate, which grows in Israel and is described in the Bible, symbolizes blessing and prosperity.


Coin Description

Front

The number "60" formed by a Dove and Pomegranate in the center of the coin. An olive branch below. Around the rim, the inscription, "Israel's 60th Anniversary" in Hebrew, Arabic and English.

Reverse

The denomination, "1, 2 or 10" with the year of issue "5768/2008" and the word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The inscription, "Independence Day 2008" in Hebrew and English. The State Emblem at the top. "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim" inside the denomination. An olive branch below. The Proof coins mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem' below the denomination. The Proof-like coins with a six pointed 'Star of David'.

NIS-New Israel Sheqalim


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 104 10 NIS Proof Gold/.917 30 mm 16.96 grams 444 out of stock


60th Anniversary Gold Coin Proof 60th Anniversary 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 51 1 NIS Proof-like Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams 1,800 60.00
A 51a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7 mm 28.8 grams 1,800 out of stock


60th Anniversary Silver Coin 60th Anniversary Silver Coin


60th Anniversary Silver Proof Coin 60th Anniversary 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 "60th Anniversary" coin at the bottom.

Proof: A coin which was made with special care. The coins are struck 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 "60th Anniversary" coin at the bottom.


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