The first coin in the "UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN ISRAEL" series, featuring TEL AVIV - THE WHITE CITY.
The White City of Tel Aviv with its Bauhaus Architecture was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in July 2003. This style of architecture was developed in Germany in the 1920s and it became popular in Tel Aviv in the 1930s, following the wave of immigration from Germany. Today, Tel Aviv has the largest concentration in the world of buildings built in the Bauhaus "International Style" with more than 4,000 buildings built between the years 1931 to 1956.
The term International Style was applied to the American form of Bauhaus architecture. These are low buildings, usually two to four floors, built as a single building on a plot of land and covered with light colored plaster.
The coin depicts the International Style architecture with its balconies and flat roofs, characterized by its asymmetry, functionality and simplicity.
The face of a building in the Bauhaus style. The UNESCO symbol at the left. The inscription, "White City of Tel Aviv" in Hebrew, Arabic and English.
A building in the Bauhaus style. Each coin in the set displays a different architectural diagram of a Tel Aviv Bauhaus building. The denomination "1, 2 or 10" with the year of issue "5766/2006" and the word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The inscription, "International Style 2006" in Hebrew and English. The State Emblem at the top. "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim" below the denomination. The Proof coins mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem' at the bottom. The Proof-like coins with a six pointed 'Star of David'.
NIS-New Israel Sheqalim