Jerusalem Coins 1968
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"Jerusalem" 1968/5728

Jerusalem Postcard

In June, 1967, under the command of Uzi Narkiss, Israel Defense forces repelled the Jordanian offensive and then quickly moved to reunite the Old City. On June 28, 1967, Israel formally declared Jerusalem reunified under its sovereignty.

The Bank of Israel issued the “Jerusalem” coins to commemorate the reunification of the Old City and mark the event of the State’s 20th Anniversary.

Description of the Coin


The coin displays a panoramic view of the reunified City of Jerusalem. The State Emblem appears at left. The Gold coin with the inscription in Hebrew, "Twentieth Year of the State of Israel."


A copy of the silver seal of the Bar Kochba revolt appears in the center of the coin. The inscription in Hebrew, "Israeli Lirot" with the date "5728-1968" in Hebrew and English. The word "Israel" in Hebrew, Arabic and English, at the right of the columns with the denomination "100" or "10". The Silver Proof coin is identified with a small Hebrew 'mem' at the bottom rim.

Cat. No.
Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 6
100 Lirot Proof
Gold/.800 33 mm 25 grams 12,490 -

Jerusalem Gold Proof Coin Jerusalem Gold Proof Coin

Actual gold weight: .6430 oz.

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
A 11
10 Lirot Uncirculated Silver/.900
37 mm
26 grams .7523 oz 50,000
A 11a
10 Lirot Proof Silver/.900 37 mm 26 grams .7523 oz 20,501

Jerusalem Silver Coin Jerusalem Silver Coin

Jerusalem Silver Proof Coin Jerusalem Silver Proof Coin

Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a standard planchet. A matte type finish displayed.

Proof: A coin which was made with special care. The coins are struck on specially selected and polished planchets. They are struck using polished dies. 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 will appear on the "Jerusalem" coin at the bottom rim. The Gold coin was not struck with the mintmark on this issue.

ASW: actual silver weight

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