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"Kidron Valley" 1984/5745

Kidron Gold Proof Coin

Israel's 3rd issue in the "Historic Sites in the Holyland" series

This coin commemorates the Kidron Valley and its Monuments; the Sons of Hezir Tomb, Absalom's' Pillar, the Cave of Jehoshaphat and the Pyramid of Zecharia. The Kidron Valley is located along the eastern side of Jerusalem, between the Temple Mount and the Mount of Olives. The valley, rich in history has been of great interest to archaeologists.

Description of the Coin


The Kidron Valley Monuments with the hills of Jerusalem and the wall of the Old City in the background. The inscription, "Valley of Kidron" in English and Hebrew around the rim.


The denomination "1/2, 1 or 5", with the State Emblem to the left. "Sheqel" or "Sheqalim" in Hebrew and English. The inscription below, "Israel" in Hebrew, Arabic and English. The dates 1984/5745 in Hebrew and English.

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

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 23 5 Sheqalim Gold/.900 Proof 22 mm 8.63 grams 2,601 575.00

Kidron Gold Proof Coin Kidron Gold Proof Coin

Actual gold weight: .25 oz. - Housed in an custom display case from the Bank of Israel

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
SI 7 1/2 Sheqel Silver/.850 BU 23 mm 7.2 grams .1968 oz 7,538 15.00
SI 7a 1 Sheqel Silver/.850 Proof 30 mm 14.4 grams .3935 oz 6,798 30.00

Kidron Silver Coin Kidron Silver Coin

Kidron Silver Proof Coin Kidron 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 "Kidron" 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 "Kidron" coin at the bottom rim.

ASW: actual silver weight

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