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"Jacob and Rachel"

Israel's "Biblical Art" Coin Series

2003/5763


Jacob and Rachel

The 8th Coin in the "Biblical Art" Series

From the Book of Genesis, "Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east."

This coin features one of the greatest love stories of the Bible, the story of Jacob and Rachel. Jacob worked hard for seven years for his Uncle Laban and future father-in-law, in return for Rachel but after seven years, Laban deceived him and gave him Rachel's elder sister, Leah, as a wife. He had to work another seven years for his beloved Rachel. Jacob's perseverance and hard honest work together with Rachel's outstanding comportment are great features in this story.


Coin Description

Front

A Chagall style rendering of "Jacob and Rachel." Their images face one another as they float over the hills and the sheep of Laban, which Jacob tended for so many years.

Reverse

The denomination "1, 2 or 10" with "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim". The the year of issue 5763/2003. The word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The inscription, "Jacob and Rachel, GEN. 29" in Hebrew and English. The State Emblem at the left.

NIS-New Israel Sheqalim


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 85 10 NIS Proof Gold/.917 30 mm 16.96 grams 691 1125.00


Jacob and Rachel Gold Proof Coin Jacob and Rachel Gold Proof Coin


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


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
H 36 1 NIS Proof-like Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams 1,377 65.00
H 36a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7 mm 28.8 grams 1,661 115.00


Jacob and Rachel Silver Uncirculated Coin Jacob and Rachel Silver Uncirculated Coin

Jacob and Rachel Silver Proof Coin Jacob and Rachel 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 "Jacob and Rachel" 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 "Jacob and Rachel" coin at the bottom.

 
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