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