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"Solomon's Judgement"

Israel's "Biblical Art" Coin Series

1995/5756

King Solomon


King Solomon was known for his wisdom and justice. One of the most famous stories illustrating this was the story of the two mothers who appeared before Solomon, each claiming that the baby held in the arms of one of them was hers. King Solomon then ordered a knife towards the baby. One woman immediately cried out, Solomon found this woman to be the true mother. This scene is known as the "Judgement of Solomon".

The image displayed on the second coin in the Biblical Art Series is based upon a 13th century work of art taken from the book "Miscellany", written c. 1280 in France.


Coin Description

Front

King Solomon sitting upon the throne. Two women pleading on the left. The baby displayed to the right.

Reverse

The denomination "1, 2 or 10" with "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim". At the left, a crown with the State emblem. "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The year of issue "5755/1995" and the inscription, "Solomon's Judgement, Miscellany, France, c. 1280" in Hebrew and English.

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

NIS-New Israel Sheqalim


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 58 10 NIS Proof Gold/.900 30 mm 17.28 grams 961 1100.00


Solomon Gold Proof Coin Solomon Gold Proof Coin

Actual gold weight:  1/2 oz.   encapsulated and housed in a custom display box from the Bank of Israel


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
H 30 1 NIS Proof-like Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams 2,993 65.00
H 30a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7 mm 28.8 grams 2,826 115.00


Solomon Silver Coin Solomon Silver Coin

Solomon Silver Proof Coin Solomon Silver Proof Coin


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 "Solomon" 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 "Solomon" coin at the bottom.


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