|"Bank of Israel" 1964 /5725
Israel's 4th Gold Coin
The Bank of Israel was officially established in December of 1954. The building is located in Jerusalem near the Knesset and Government Ministries. On it's tenth anniversary, the Bank issued a commemorative coin in both Proof and Uncirculated condition. The "Bank Proof" is the most elusive coin in the Gold series and a Key coin to complete the set. The final mintage of the "Bank Proof" is 841 coins.
Description of the Coin
The coin displays a double cornucopia separated by a pomegranate. The inscription in Hebrew, "Tenth Anniversary of the Bank of Israel".
The coin is struck with the State Emblem in the center. Two olive branches separated by the word, "Israel" appear around the Menorah. Around the rim, the inscription "Fifty Israeli Lirot" in Hebrew, the word "Israel" in English and Arabic and the anniversary year "1964/5725" in Hebrew and English.
The 'Bank of Israel' Coins were struck in both Uncirculated and Proof Condition. The Proof coin is identified with a small Hebrew 'mem' that is below the Menorah.
The Bank Proof is a key coin to the set and the most difficult to locate.