Israel's 8th issue in the "Historic Sites in the Holyland" series
This coin commemorates the ancient port city of Jaffa
One of the oldest cities in the world, in the region of Canaan, this was the meeting point of three continents: Asia, Africa, and Europe. It was a city of strategic importance going back thousands of years.
An outline of the Port of Jaffa from the sea, the lighthouse with beams of light, a sailing boat and houses typical of Jaffa. The inscription, "Jaffa" in Hebrew and English.
The denomination "1/2, 1 or 5", with the State Emblem. The date "1989/5750" and "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim" in Hebrew and English. "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.
The uncirculated silver coin is mintmarked with a 6 pointed star at the bottom. The proof coins are mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem'.
NIS-New Israel Sheqalim
||5 NIS Proof
Actual gold weight: 1/4 oz. encapsulated and housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel
||1/2 NIS Unc.
||1 NIS Proof
Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a standard planchet. It will display a matte type appearance. A small six pointed "Star of David" mintmark struck on the "Jaffa" coin at the bottom rim.
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 "Jaffa" coin at the bottom rim.
ASW: actual silver weight
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