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"Archaeology" 1990/5750

Archaeology Gold Coin

Israel's 42nd Anniversary of Independence Coin

This coin commemorates the 42nd Anniversary of the State of Israel and is a tribute to the archaeological professionals and enthusiasts who continue to link the present with the past.

It has been taught that "If one sees the place of the crossing of the Red Sea or the fjords of the Jordan.. of the stone on which Moses sat when Joshua fought with Amalek... he should give thanks and praise the Lord:. (Berachot, 54, p. 1). In the years since the State of Israel was established, archaeological research has made vast strides in deepening our understanding of the land's long history.

Description of the Coin


Motifs from an ancient synagogue in Ashkelon and stones from the Herodion period. Ancient Hebrew lettering in the background.


The denomination "1, 2 or 10" from top to bottom with the date "1990/5750" in Hebrew and English around the rim. In the center, the official emblem of the State of Israel. The inscription "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim" in Hebrew and English and "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.

The uncirculated silver coin is mintmarked with a 6 pointed star below the State Emblem. The proof coins are mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem'.

NIS-New Israel Sheqalim

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 34 10 NIS Proof Gold/.900 30mm 17.28 grams 1,815 1200.00

Archaeology Gold Proof Coin Archaeology Gold Proof Coin

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

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
A 33 1 NIS Unc. Silver/.850 30mm 14.4 grams .3935 oz 5,509 20.00
A 33a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.850 37mm 28.8 grams .7870 oz 5,457 40.00

Archaeology Silver Coin Archaeology Silver Coin

Archaeology Silver Proof Coin Archaeology Silver Proof Coin

Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a standard planchet. The coin displays a matte type appearance. A small six pointed "Star of David" mintmark struck on the "Archaeology" coin below the State Emblem.

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 "Archaeology" coin below the State Emblem.

ASW: actual silver weight

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