Israel's 9th issue in the "Historic Sites in the Holyland" series
The Sea of Galilee is a large fresh-water lake located in the northern part of Israel. It runs into the Jordan River and then down into the Dead Sea. On the lake is the city of Tiberias, built by Herod Antipas. Capernaum is on the other side of the lake from Tiberias.
The Sea of Galilee and it's coast. In the center; A City Coin of Tiberias, A mosaic of the Zodiac from the ancient synagogue, a stone relief from Capernaum. The inscription around the rim, "Sea of Galilee" in Hebrew and English.
The denomination "1/2, 1 or 5", with the State Emblem. The date "1990/5751" and "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim" in Hebrew and English. "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.
The uncirculated silver coin is mintmarked with a 6 pointed star at the bottom. The proof coins are mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem'.
NIS-New Israel Sheqalim
Actual gold weight: 1/4 oz. encapsulated and housed in a custom display box from the Bank of Israel