"The Stork and the Fir Tree"
Israel's Eighth Coin in the "Holyland Wildlife" Series
The reference to the Stork and Fir Tree in the Book of Psalms is proof of the presence of the Stork in the Land of Israel in Biblical times.
Approximately 600,000 storks fly over the skies of Israel twice a year. The land of Israel provides one of the most important migration routes in the world. The stork is known as the "harbinger of Spring" as well as the "deliverer of babies" because it chooses to build its own nest close to people.
A Stork standing on one leg in a marsh. The inscription, "The stork, the fir trees are her house, PSALMS 104:17". The date "1998-5758" in Hebrew and English.
Two cypress trees with the inscription, "like a green fir tree, HOSEA 14:8. The denomination "1, 2 or 5" with "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim". The State emblem with the word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.
NIS-New Israel Sheqalim
||1 NIS Proof
||5 NIS Proof
Actual gold weight: 1/10 & 1/4 oz. - Encapsulated and housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel
||1 NIS Proof-like
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||2 NIS Proof
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Encapsulated and housed in a 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 "Stork" coin below the denomination.
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 "Stork" coin below the denomination.
ASW: actual silver weight
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