|The Lion and the Pomegranate
Israel's Seventh Coin in the "Holyland Wildlife" Series
The lion, referred to as the "King of Beasts", figures prominently in Biblical literature as well as in ancient artwork: the lion is the symbol of the tribe of Judah, appears in a number of mosaics, and adorns many representations of the Holy Ark.
The pomegranate is one of the seven choice fruits of the Land of Israel as cited in the Bible and served as proof of the land's fertility. The fruit itself has beautiful red flowers which bloom in the spring and make a delicious juice. Images of them adorn the capitals of the Temple pillars, Hasmonean coins as well as the One Lira coin of Modern Israel.
A Lion with the inscription, "Lions' Dens" (Song of Songs, 4,8) and the date "1997-5757" in Hebrew and English.
Two pomegranates with the inscription, "Piece of a pomegranate" (Song of Songs, 4,3). The denomination "1, 2 or 5" with "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim". At the left, the State emblem. "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.
The proof coins are mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem'. The proof-like silver coin is mintmarked with a 6 pointed star below the denomination.
NIS-New Israel Sheqalim
||1 NIS Proof
||5 NIS Proof
Actual gold weight: 1/10 & 1/4 oz. - Encapsulated and housed in a display case from the Bank of Israel
||1 NIS Proof-like
||2 NIS Proof
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 "Lion" coin below the denomination.
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 "Lion" coin below the denomination.
ASW: actual silver weight
The One Lira coin with the Pomegranate design.
Uncirculated rolls of 20 and a few original bags of 100 in stock.
|1 Lira Trade Coin
||Roll of 20 coins
|1 Lira Trade Coin
||Bank Bag of 100 coins
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