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"Medicine in Israel"


Medicine in Israel

Israel's 47th Anniversary Commemorative Coin

From the dawn of history, the Jewish people have had a great influence on the development of medical science. Medicine in the State of Israel today is the continuation of a fine tradition. Many of the prominent personalities in the Zionist Movement were themselves doctors, and it was they who laid the foundation for an advanced medical infrastructure in Israel.

Description of the Coin


A candelabrum with a snake entwined around its stem. A cross-section showing chambers of the heart, test tube, syringe and a DNA molecule. The inscription "Medicine in Israel", in Hebrew and English.


The denomination "1, 2, 5 or 10" the with the date "1995/5755" in Hebrew and English. "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. At the left, the official emblem of the State of Israel.

The Proof-like silver coin is mintmarked with a 6 pointed star between the dates. The proof coins are mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem'.

NIS-New Israel Sheqalim

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 53 5 NIS Proof Gold/.900 22 mm 8.63 grams 1,147 -
FR 54 10 NIS Proof Gold/.900 30 mm 17.28 grams 1,230 -

Medicine Gold Proof Coin Medicine Gold Proof Coin

Medicine Gold Proof Coin Medicine Gold Proof Coin

Actual gold weight:    1/4 & 1/2  oz.   encapsulated and housed in a custom display box

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
A 38 1 NIS Proof-like Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams .4282 oz 3,468 25.00
A 38a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7 mm 28.8 grams .8565 oz 3,698 45.00

Medicine Silver Coin Medicine Silver Coin

Medicine Silver Proof Coin Medicine Silver Proof Coin

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 "Medicine" coin between the dates.

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 "Medicine" coin between the dates.

ASW: actual silver weight

Also, available:

Medicine Mint Set

The "Medicine Without Borders" 1995 Official Piefort Mint Set 5755

8 piece Piefort "Medicine Without Borders" mint set. The set contains the 7 trade coins of Israel, minted in double thickness plus the special ½ Sheqel coin that displays the "Medicine" design, based on the design of the "47th Anniversary" coin. Issued in a limited numbered edition of 10,000 sets.

(Piefort - Coins struck in double thickness.)

Cat. No. Description Price
MS-38 1995 Medicine Piefort Mint Set 45.00

Philatelic Numismatic Cover:

The Silver Proof coin is also offered together with a First Day cover by the Israel Philatelic Service. Housed in a custom wallet style folder. Nicely presented.

Cat No.
72143395 P1 P2
Philatelic Numismatic Cover with Silver Proof Coin

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