Israel's "Nobel Prize Laureate" Coin Series. 5768/2008
The 1st Coin in the "Nobel Prize" Coin Series
The first coin, features Shmuel Yosef Agnon, who won Israel's first Nobel Prize in 1966, for literature. He is considered the genius of Hebrew literature of the 20th century. Agnon's unique skill was in his ability to write Hebrew with such a richness of language and incorporate quotations from the Jewish Sages. He describes what was once Jewish life in Europe and life in Israel before the modern State of Israel was established. His works have been translated into many languages.
A portrait of Shmuel Agnon with the inscription, “S. Y. Agnon Nobel Prize in Literature 1966”, in Hebrew and English.
The denomination "1, 2 or 10" with "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim". The year of issue "5768/2008" and the word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The State Emblem at the top. Shmuel Agnon standing in the background.
||10 NIS Proof
Actual gold weight: 1/2 oz. encapsulated and housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel
||1 NIS Proof-like
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||2 NIS Proof
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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 "Agnon" coin at the bottom.
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 "Agnon" coin at the bottom.
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