Israel's 5th issue in the "Historic Sites in the Holyland" series
This coin commemorates the old town of Akko
The town of Akko is 6 miles south of Nahariya. It used to be one of the most important Mediterranean ports. When visiting you can see the Citadel, erected by the Turks at the end of the 18th century on Crusader foundations of the 13th century, where the British imprisoned and executed Jewish underground fighters. It now serves as a monument to the struggle for liberation.
Description of the Coin
At the left, the Bay of Akko enclosed by the city wall. The arched gate at the front of the coin. The inscription, "Akko" in Hebrew and English.
The denomination "1/2, 1 or 5", at the left, the State Seal, with the words, "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim" in Hebrew and English. Around the rim, "Israel" in Hebrew, Arabic and English. The date "1986/5747" appears in English and Hebrew.
The uncirculated silver coin is mintmarked with a 6 pointed star at the bottom. The proof coins are mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem'.
||5 Sheqalim Proof
Actual gold weight: .25 oz. - encapsulated and housed in a custom display box from the Bank of Israel
||1/2 Sheqel Unc.
||1 Sheqel Proof
Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a standard quality planchet. The coin will display a matte type finish. A small six pointed "Star of David" mintmark struck on the "Akko" coin at the bottom rim.
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 bottom rim.
ASW: actual silver weight
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