The 8th Coin in the "Biblical Art" Series
From the Book of Genesis, "Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east."
This coin features one of the greatest love stories of the Bible, the story of Jacob and Rachel. Jacob worked hard for seven years for his Uncle Laban and future father-in-law, in return for Rachel but after seven years, Laban deceived him and gave him Rachel's elder sister, Leah, as a wife. He had to work another seven years for his beloved Rachel. Jacob's perseverance and hard honest work together with Rachel's outstanding comportment are great features in this story.
A Chagall style rendering of "Jacob and Rachel." Their images face one another as they float over the hills and the sheep of Laban, which Jacob tended for so many years.
The denomination "1, 2 or 10" with "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim". The the year of issue 5763/2003. The word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The inscription, "Jacob and Rachel, GEN. 29" in Hebrew and English. The State Emblem at the left.
NIS-New Israel Sheqalim
Actual gold weight: 1/2 oz. encapsulated and housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel