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"City of Akko"


World Heritage Sites in Israel Series

Commemorative Coin Set Issued by the Bank of Israel

2010/5770

Akkon Coin Set


The third coin in the "WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN ISRAEL" series features the city of Akko - The 4,000 year old port city, with the blue waters of the Mediterranean on Israel’s northern coast

Akko incorporates and encapsulates the entire history and archaeology of the Land of Israel, from Biblical times even before King Solomon, through the Greeks and Romans, the Byzantines, the Crusaders, the Ottomon Moslems, Napoleon, the British and, finally, the State of Israel.

Today, Akko is a museum of archeology, anthropology, sociology and architecture.

A city in modern Israel, where Jews and Arabs live and work together.


Coin Description

Front

The ancient fortress walls, with the famous clock tower, the Crusader Knights’ Hall, the White Mosque and other buildings on the Akko skyline. The inscription, "Old Akko" in Hebrew, Arabic and English.

Reverse

A view of the famous fortress seen against the backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea. The denomination "1, 2 or 10" with the year of issue "5710/2010" and the word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. 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 left. The Proof-like coins with a six pointed 'Star of David'.

NIS-New Israel Sheqalim


Cat No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 116 10 NIS Proof Gold/.917 30mm 16.96 grams 555 1125.00


Akko Gold Coin Proof Akko 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 3 1 NIS Proof-Like Silver/.925 30mm 14.4 grams 1,800 60.00
WHS 3a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7mm 28.8 grams 2,800 90.00


Akko Silver Coin Akko Silver Coin


Akko Silver Proof Coin Akko 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 "Akko" coin at the lower left.

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 "Akko" coin at the lower left.


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