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"Tel-Aviv"


World Heritage Sites in Israel Series

Commemorative Coins Issued by the Bank of Israel

2006/5766

Tel Aviv Coin Set


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.


Coin Description

Front

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.

Reverse

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


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 99 10 NIS Proof Gold/.917 30 mm 16.96 grams 383 1125.00


Tel Aviv Gold Coin Proof Tel Aviv Gold Coin Proof


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
WHS 1 1 NIS Proof-like Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams 844 50.00
WHS 1a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7 mm 28.8 grams 837 75.00


Tel Aviv Silver Coin Tel Aviv Silver Coin


Tel Aviv Silver Proof Coin Tel Aviv Silver Proof Coin


Each coin is encapsulated and housed in a custom 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 "Tel Aviv" coin at the bottom.

Proof: A coin which was made with special care. The coins are struck 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 "Tel Aviv" coin at the bottom.


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