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"Architecture" in Israel

ISRAEL'S "Art and Culture" Coin Series

Year 2004

Architecture Coin Set


The second in a Series of Commemorative Coins designed by renowned Israeli artists is the Architecture Coin, issued by the Bank of Israel.

Israeli-born Artist, Professor Yarom Vardimon, winner of many international awards including the Icograda Design Excellence Award, has skillfully combined basic geometrical shapes to create the first letter of the Hebrew Alphabet, “Aleph”, which is also the first letter in the Hebrew word for “Architecture”.


Coin Description

Front

Geometric shapes that form the Hebrew letter "Aleph", in the center. The words "Architecture and Design" in Hebrew and English, around the rim.

Reverse

The denomination, "1, 2 or 10" with the year of issue 5764/2004 and the word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The State Emblem at the right. The Proof coins mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem' at the bottom. The Uncirculated coins with a six pointed 'Star of David'.

NIS-New Israel Sheqalim


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 87 10 NIS Proof Gold/.917 30 mm 16.96 grams 555 1100.00


Architecture Gold Coin Proof Architecture Gold Coin Proof

Actual gold weight:    1/2 oz.   encapsulated and housed in a custom display box from the Bank of Israel


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
AC 2 1 NIS Proof-like Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams 930 35.00
AC 2a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7 mm 28.8 grams 1,084 65.00


Architecture Silver Coin Architecture Silver Coin

Architecture Silver Proof Coin Architecture Silver Proof Coin

Each coin is encapsulated and housed in a custom display box 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 "Architecture" 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 "Architecture" coin at the bottom


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