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"Art in Israel" 1986/5746

Art Gold Proof Coin

Israel's 38th Anniversary of Independence Coin Set

This coin commemorates the 38th Anniversary of Independence and Israel's Achievements in the Arts. The many cultures brought by immigrants, catalyzed by Israel's unique landscapes, are producing a distinctive expression of the life in Israel, its society and values.

Description of the Coin


Abstract symbols that represent: Literature, Music, Architecture and Sculpture. The Hebrew letter 'Alef': Literature. A complex shape: Architecture and Sculpture. The pages of an open book with the image of a violin: Music.


The denomination of "1, 2 or 10" and the word "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim" in Hebrew and English. The State Emblem at the left of the denomination. The inscription around the rim, "Art in Israel" in Hebrew and English, "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic and the date "1986/5746".

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

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 26 10 Sheqalim Proof Gold/.900 30 mm 17.28 grams 2,485 1125.00

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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 29 1 Sheqel Uncirculated Silver/.850 30 mm 14.4 grams .3935 oz 8,010 20.00
A 29 a 2 Sheqalim Proof Silver/.850 37 mm 28.8 grams .7870 oz 7,344 35.00

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Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a standard quality planchet. The surfcace will display a matte type appearance. A small six pointed "Star of David" mintmark struck on the "Art" coin at the top right.

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 "Art" coin at the top right.

ASW: actual silver weight

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