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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

663) VULTURE (Gyps fulvus): Third Coin in the "Birds of Israel Series" (2018):

663) VULTURE (Gyps fulvus):  Third Coin in the "Birds of Israel Series" (2018):

For the other coins in the 8 coin series, please visit the following links:

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Vulture (Gyps fulvus):

The Griffon vulture is a large bird of prey and an endangered species which nests in mountainous areas on cliff edges. One of the biggest vultures nesting areas in Israel is on the Gamla cliffs in the North of Israel.

With a wingspan of up to 2.5 meters, this vulture soars to great heights in search of food, feeding on carcasses of dead animals.
The Obverse of the Coin depicts a vulture flying over a rocky cliff. Inscriptions in English and Hebrew are: "Birds of Israel" (on the upper Periphery) and "Vulture" (on the lower periphery, "The Holy Land Mint logo" and beneath it, the metal fineness ".999 SILVER", weight "0.5 Oz" and mint year "2018". 
Each of the 8 coins in the Series exhibits a common Reverse, with The Land of Israel at the centre of the world as seen from a satellite map. 

Around the border, the angles and directions of a compass, symbolise the "inner compass" of birds that directs them to the Land of Israel.

The specifications of this coin are:

Diameter/Size: 50.0 mm; Metal Composition: .999 Fineness Silver (AG); Weight: 15.5 grams; Coin Quality: Proof with applied colour; Year of issue:2018; Designer: Igal Gabay; Quantity/Mintage: 3,600 pieces; Minted by: ICMC (Israel Coins & Medals Corporation) - The Holy Land Mint.
The Box in which the coin is made available, together with an information booklet and the "Certificate of Authenticity"(COA).


The Banner showcasing the series of eight coins which will depict - Hoopoe, Warbler, Vulture, Lesser Kestrel, Goldfinch, Kingfisher, Sun-Bird and Barn Owl.




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