Israel's 7th issue in the "Historic Sites in the Holyland" series
The ancient city of Caesarea is midway between Tel-Aviv and Haifa. Herod the Great chose this place to build a monument to Emperor Caesar Augustus, who had confirmed him in the Kingship of Judaea.
The Caesarea Ruins including, a Capital that displays a menorah, the Hippodrome, Crusader Fortress, Ancient Port and Roman Aqueduct. The inscription, "Caesarea" in Hebrew, Arabic and English.
The denomination "1/2, 1 or 5", with the State Emblem. The date "1988/5749" and "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim" 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'.
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 finish. A small six pointed "Star of David" mintmark struck on the "Caesarea" 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 "Caesarea" coin at the bottom rim.
ASW: actual silver weight
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