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"Soccer" 2010 World Cup


Commemorative Coins Issued by the Bank of Israel

2009/5769

Soccer Coins


Football has been popular in Israel for about a hundred years. In 1929, the National Federation was accepted as a member of FIFA. The Israel National Team has participated in international activities since 1934 and first took part in a World Cup match in 1970.


Coin Description


Front

A Soccer ball active in the air. The inscription, "2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa."

Reverse

A Soccer player approaching a ball with a world atlas in the background. The denomination, "1, 2 or 5". The year of issue "5769/2009" and the word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The State Emblem at the top. "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim" below the denomination. The Proof coins mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem' below the date. The Proof-like coins with a six pointed 'Star of David'.

NIS-New Israel Sheqalim


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 113 5 NIS Proof Gold/.999 27 mm 7.77 grams 391 575.00


Soccer Gold Proof Coin Soccer Gold Proof Coin

Actual gold weight:    1/4 oz.   encapsulated and housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
SI 29 1 NIS Proof-like Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams 771 60.00
SI 29a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7 mm 28.8 grams 1,787 90.00


Soccer Silver Proof-like Coin Soccer Silver Proof-like Coin

Soccer Silver Proof Coin Soccer 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 "Soccer" coin below the date.

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 "Soccer" coin below the date.


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