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"Roe & Lily" 1992/5753

Wildlife coins


Israel's Second Coin in the "Holyland Wildlife" Series.

The roe and the lily of the valleys: she calls to him: "make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe", and commends herself to him: "I am the rose of Sharon, the lily of the valleys".


Description of the Coin

Front

A Roe Deer with a blossoming field in the background. The inscription "like to a roe (Song of Songs 8:14)" with the year "1993-5753" in Hebrew and English.

Reverse

A "lily of the valleys" (a wild narcissus) in bloom. The inscription, "lily of the valleys, Song of Songs 2, 1" in Hebrew and English. The word "Israel" in Hebrew, Arabic and English. The denomination in the center and the State Emblem at the right.

The proof coins are mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem'. The uncirculated silver coin is mintmarked with a 6 pointed star below the denomination.

NIS-New Israel Sheqalim


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 41 1 NIS Proof Gold/.900 18 mm 3.46 grams 2,000 175.00
FR 42 5 NIS Proof Gold/.900 22 mm 8.63 grams 2,150 450.00


Roe & Lily Gold Coin 1NIS Roe & Lily Gold Coin 1NIS

Roe & Lily Gold Coin 5NIS Roe & Lily Gold Coin 5NIS

Actual gold weight: 1/10 & 1/4 oz. - Encapsulated and housed in a display case from the Bank of Israel


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
HLW 2 1 NIS Unc. Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams .4282 oz 4,105 35.00
HLW 2a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7 mm 28.8 grams .8565 oz 4,724 55.00


Roe & Lily Silver Coin Roe & Lily Silver Coin

Roe & Lily Silver Proof Coin Roe & Lily Silver Proof Coin


Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a standard planchet. The coin displays a matte type appearance. A small six pointed "Star of David" mintmark struck on the "Roe'" coin above the State Emblem.

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 "Roe'" coin above the State Emblem.

ASW: actual silver weight


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