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The Wild Goat and Acacia Tree

2000/5761

Acacia Tree postcard

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


The "Wild Goat" referred to in the Book of Samuel, lives in the rocky mountainous areas of Israel. Today it is a protected animal and is seen roaming the high rocks of the Negev Desert. The front of the coin displays a Wild Goat standing on the rocks and the reverse a Shittah (Acacia) Tree, whose many varieties grow wild in Israel.

(Isaiah 41:18-20) I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water... I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together ... That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the Lord hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.


Description of the Coin

Front

A Wild Goat on the rocks in the Negev. The inscription, "the rocks of the wild goats, Samuel 24:2" and the Year "2000-5761" in Hebrew and English.

Reverse

An image of the Shittah (Acacia) Tree in the Negev. The inscription, "the shittah tree (Isaiah 41:19). The denomination "1, 2 or 5" with "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim". At the top, the State emblem. "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.

At the bottom, the Proof coins with a Hebrew 'mem' mintmark. The 1 Sheqel proof-like coins are struck with a six-pointed star of David.

NIS-New Israel Sheqalim


Cat No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 80
1 NIS Proof Gold/.900 18 mm 3.46 grams 700 275.00
FR 81
5 NIS Proof Gold/.900 22 mm 8.63 grams 600 625.00


Goat Gold Coin Goat Gold Coin

Goat Gold Coin Goat 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 9
1 NIS Proof-like Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams .4282 oz 2,000 35.00
HLW 9a
2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7 mm 28.8 grams .8565 oz 2,000 65.00


Goat Silver Coin Goat Silver Coin

Goat Silver Proof Coin Goat Silver Proof Coin

Encapsulated and housed in a 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 "Wild Goat" coin at the bottom.

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 "Wild Goat" coin at the bottom.

ASW: actual silver weight


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