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"The Stork and the Fir Tree"

1998/5758

Stork

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.


Coin Description:

Front

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.

Reverse

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


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 73 1 NIS Proof Gold/.900 18 mm 3.46 grams 553 225.00
FR 74 5 NIS Proof Gold/.900 22 mm 8.63 grams 615 475.00


Stork Gold Coin Stork Gold Coin

Stork Gold Coin Stork Gold Coin

Actual gold weight: 1/10 & 1/4 oz. - Encapsulated and housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
HLW 8 1 NIS Proof-like Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams .4282 oz 2,147 out of stock
HLW 8a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7 mm 28.8 grams .8565 oz 2,500 out of stock


Stork Silver Coin Stork Silver Coin

Stork Silver Proof Coin Stork Silver Proof Coin

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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