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"Year of Valour" 1983/5743

Valour Coin

Israel's 35th Anniversary of Independence Coin


Commemorative coin issued by the Bank of Israel in honor of Israel's Defense Forces. The I.D.F. was established on May 28, 1948 by ordinance signed by David Ben Gurion, Prime Minister. It is the army of the Israeli nation, and as such the guarantor of the existence, the territorial integrity and the sovereign rights of the State of Israel. It is a true and stable support, a source of strength and of pride for Israel's citizens and the Jewish people throughout the world.

Description of the Coin


A sculptured Jewish star with the word "Zahal" at the bottom. The IDF emblem, a sword and olive branch within a "Star of David", in the center.


The denomination of "1, 2 or 10" and the word "Sheqel" or "Sheqalim", in Hebrew and English. The State Emblem. "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic and the date 1983/5743.

The uncirculated silver coin is mintmarked with a 6 pointed star at the bottom. The proof coins are mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem' at the bottom.

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 20 10 Sheqalim Proof Gold/.900 30 mm 17.28 grams 3,814 1125.00

Valour Gold Proof Coin Valour Gold Proof Coin

Actual gold weight: 1/2 oz. - encapsulated and housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel.

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
A 26 1 Sheqel Uncirculated Silver/.850 30 mm 14.4 grams .3935 oz 14,750 20.00
A 26a 2 Sheqalim Proof Silver/.850 37 mm 28.8 grams .7870 oz 10,000 out of stock

Valour Silver Coin Valour Silver Coin

Valour Silver Proof Coin Valour Silver Proof Coin

Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a standard planchet. It will display a matte type finish. A small six pointed "Star of David" mintmark struck on the "Valour" 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 "Valour" coin at the bottom rim.

ASW: actual silver weight

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