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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

695) GOLDFINCH: Fifth Coin in the "Birds of Israel Coin Series: (2018):

695) GOLDFINCH: Fifth Coin in the "Birds of Israel Coin Series: (2018):

For other coins issued in this 8 Coin Series, please visit the following links:

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The Goldfinch:

The Goldfinch is one of Israel's beautiful and brightly coloured song birds. It feeds on seeds from thistles, using its sharply pointed beak. Hunted as a cage bird, it has been disappearing from the landscape of Israel and declared as a protected species.

The Obverse of the Coin depicts a Goldfinch looking for seeds in thistles. Inscriptions in English and Hebrew are: "Birds of Israel" (on the upper periphery) and "Goldfinch" (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 Coin & 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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