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Thursday, 3 August 2017

551) 50 Years Reunification of Jerusalem: Israel's 69th Anniversary Coin: issued by ICMC (Israel Coins & Medals Corp) minted by the Royal Dutch Mint on 01.08.2017:

551) 50 Years Reunification of  Jerusalem: Israel's 69th Anniversary Coin: issued by the Bank of Israel through ICMC (Israel Coins & Medals Corp), minted by the Royal Dutch Mint on 01.08.2017:

The History:

Throughout Jewish history, the holy city of Jerusalem has never been forgotten and always played a pivotal role.

Unique in its spirituality and beauty, it is in the heart of Israel and has captivating the minds of millions around the world. Holy to several religions, Jerusalem remains an eternal source of inspiration and focus of pilgrimage for people from all over the globe.

From 1947,  before the establishment of the Jewish State in 1948, until 1967, Jerusalem was a divided city.

The two parts of the city, each under different rule, were cut off from each other by a barbed wire fencing.

On 07.06.1967, during the Six-Day War, in the morning, Israeli paratroopers broke through the Lion's Gate and made their way to the Western Wall. This was the pivotal  moment of the reunification of Jerusalem.

The Bank of Israel has commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the re-unification of Jerusalem with three coins - one Gold and two Silver coins.

Coin Descriptions:

Gold Coin:
        The Reverse of the 10 New Israeli Shekel (NIS) Gold Coin 


The Reverse of the 10 New Israeli Shekel (NIS) Gold Proof Coin depicts the numeral "50" highlighted on a frosted background in the centre of a circle. Around the circle are famous landmarks on the Jerusalem skyline - on the upper left is the Knesset and continuing in a clock-wise direction are Chords Bridge, Jaffa Gate in the Old City Wall, the Western Wall, Abbey of the Dormition, Al-Aqsa, Old City Walls and Tower of David, modern skyscrapers, Shrine of the Book, Windmill.

The peripheral/border inscription reads "Reinification of Jerusalem" in 3 languages - English, Hebrew and Arabic.
The Obverse of the 10 New Israeli Shekel (NIS) Gold Coin

The Obverse of the 10 New Israeli Shekel (NIS) Gold Proof Coin  shows the denominational value of the coin  "10 NEW SHEKELS" and the State Emblem of Israel , with the name of the issuing country "ISRAEL"(on the lower periphery) spelt in English, Hebrew and Arabic.

Also, in the lower section is seen from left to right, six landmarks of Jerusalem that also appear on the Reverse of this coin, below which is the mintmark "mem"  of the Israeli Mint.

On the upper periphery is spelt "INDEPENDENCE DAY" AND THE YEAR OF MINTING "2017" in both English and Hebrew.

The specifications of the coin are:

Denominational value: New Israeli Shekels (NIS) 10; Metallic Composition: Au.917 (fineness) 22 Carat Gold; Coin Quality: Proof; Diameter/Size: 30.0 mm; Weight: 16.96 grams; Designer: Zvika Roitman; Year of issue: 2017. Mintage: 555 pieces; Mint Mark:"n" (Mem); Mint & Engraving: Royal Dutch Mint.

The Silver-Proof Coin:
The Reverse of the 2 New Israeli Shekel (NIS) Silver Proof  Coin

The Reverse of the 2 New Israeli Shekel (NIS) Silver Proof-like Coin depicts the numeral "50" highlighted on a frosted background in the centre of a circle. Around the circle are famous landmarks on the Jerusalem skyline - on the upper left is the Knesset and continuing in a clock-wise direction are Chords Bridge, Jaffa Gate in the Old City Wall, the Western Wall, Abbey of the Dormition, Al-Aqsa, Old City Walls and Tower of David, modern skyscrapers, Shrine of the Book, Windmill.



The peripheral/border inscription reads "Reunification of Jerusalem" in 3 languages - English, Hebrew and Arabic.
The Obverse of the 2 New Israeli Shekel (NIS) Silver Proof Coin

The Obverse of the 2 New Israeli Shekel (NIS)Silver Proof Coin  shows the denominational value of the coin  "2 NEW SHEKELS" and the State Emblem of Israel , with the name of the issuing country "ISRAEL"(on the lower periphery) spelt in English, Hebrew and Arabic.


Also, in the lower section is seen from left to right, six landmarks of Jerusalem that also appear on the Reverse of this coin, below which is the mintmark "mem"  of the Israeli Mint.


On the upper periphery is spelt "INDEPENDENCE DAY" AND THE YEAR OF MINTING "2017" in both English and Hebrew.
The specifications of the coin are:

Denominational value: New Israeli Shekels (NIS) 2; Metallic Composition: Ag.999 (fineness) Silver; Coin Quality: Proof; Diameter/Size: 38.7 mm; Weight: 31.10 grams; Designer: Zvika Roitman; Year of issue: 2017. Mintage: 2,800 pieces. Mint Mark:"n" (Mem). Mint & Engraving: Royal Dutch Mint 

Silver - Proof-Like Coin:
The Reverse of the 1 New Israeli Shekel (NIS) Silver Proof-like Coin 




The Reverse of the 1 New Israeli Shekel (NIS) Silver Proof-like Coin depicts the numeral 50 highlighted on a frosted background in the centre of a circle. Around the circle are famous landmarks on the Jerusalem skyline - on the upper left is the Knesset and continuing in a clock-wise direction are Chords Bridge, Jaffa Gate in the Old City Wall, the Western Wall, Abbey of the Dormition, Al-Aqsa, Old City Walls and Tower of David, modern skyscrapers, Shrine of the Book, Windmill.


The peripheral/border inscription reads "Reunification of Jerusalem" in 3 languages - English, Hebrew and Arabic.
The Obverse of the 1 New Israeli Shekel (NIS) Silver Proof-like Coin

The Obverse of the 1 New Israeli Shekel (NIS) Silver Proof-like Coin  shows the denominational value of the coin  "1 NEW SHEKEL" and the State Emblem of Israel , with the name of the issuing country "ISRAEL"(on the lower periphery) spelt in English, Hebrew and Arabic.


Also, in the lower section is seen from left to right, six landmarks of Jerusalem that also appear on the Reverse of this coin, below which is the mintmark "mem"  of the Israeli Mint.


On the upper periphery is spelt "INDEPENDENCE DAY" AND THE YEAR OF MINTING "2017" in both English and Hebrew.

The specifications of the coin are:

Denominational value: New Israeli Shekel (NIS) 1; Metallic Composition: Ag.925 (fineness) Silver; Coin Quality: Proof-like; Diameter/Size: 30.0 mm; Weight: 14.40 grams; Designer: Zvika Roitman; Year of issue: 2017. Mintage: 1,800 pieces; Mint Mark: Star of David. Mint & Engraving: Royal Dutch Mint

 The logo of the 50 years of Jerusalem's Reunification spelt in Hebrew







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