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"Israel National Trail"

Commemorative Coin Set Issued by the Bank of Israel



National Trail Coin Set

The Israel National Trail is a hiking path which crosses the entire country from the Kibbutz Dan in the north to the southernmost tip by the Red Sea. The trail was mapped out in 1991 and inaugurated in 1995. It covers 580 miles, divided in to 11 sections and would require about 60 days to complete.

The trail traverses the most beautiful sites and scenery, routes and vistas and includes the upper and lower Galilee, Carmel Range, Sharon Plain, Judean Hills, Coastal Plain and Negev and Arava Deserts.

Coin Description


A hiking shoe with flowers and a map of Israel in the background. Around the rim, the inscription, "Israel National Trail" in Hebrew, Arabic and English.


The denomination, "1, 2 or 10" with the year of issue "5770/2010" and the word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The inscription, "Independence Day 2010" in Hebrew and English. The State Emblem at the top. "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim" below the denomination. The Proof coins mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem' below the denomination. The Proof-like coins with a six pointed 'Star of David'.

NIS-New Israel Sheqalim

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 117 10 NIS Proof Gold/.917 30 mm 16.96 grams 235 -
A53 1 NIS Proof-Like Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams 489 60.00
A 53a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7 mm 28.8 grams 543 90.00

National Trail Gold Coin National Trail Gold Coin

National Trail Silver Coin National Trail Silver Coin

National Trail Silver Proof Coin National Trail Silver Proof Coin

Each coin is encapsulated and housed in a custom display case 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 "National Trail" coin at the lower left.

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 "National Trail" coin at the lower left.

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