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The "Leopard and Palm Tree"

1994/5755


Leopard


Israel's Fourth Coin in the "Holyland Wildlife" Series

The beautiful imagery of animals and plants used in the "Song of Songs". Boldness is symbolized by the leopard, but by virtue of Isaiah's prophecy, "the leopard will lie down with the kid", this animal has also come to be associated with the age of peace. The palm tree, tall and impressive in stature, bears one of the seven species of fruits with which the land of Israel is blessed.


Description of the Coin

Front

A leopard with the inscription, "from the mountains of the leopards (Song of Songs 4:8)" and the date "1994-5755" in Hebrew and English.

Reverse

A palm tree with the inscription, "thy stature is like to a palm tree, Song of Songs 7,7" in Hebrew and English. The denomination "1, 2 or 5" with "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim". At the left, the State emblem. "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.

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 50 1 NIS Proof Gold/.900 18 mm 3.46 grams 1,355 175.00
FR 51 5 NIS Proof Gold/.900 22 mm 8.63 grams 1,535 450.00


Leopard Gold Coin Leopard Gold Coin

Leopard Gold Coin Leopard Gold Coin

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 4 1 NIS Unc. Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams .4282 oz 3,286 35.00
HLW 4a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7 mm 28.8 grams .8565 oz 4,283 65.00


Leopard Silver Coin Leopard Silver Coin

Leopard Silver Coin Leopard Silver 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 "Leopard" coin below the denomination.

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 "Leopard" coin below the denomination.

ASW: actual silver weight


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