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"Galilee" 1990/5751

Galilee Gold Proof Coin

Israel's 9th issue in the "Historic Sites in the Holyland" series

The Sea of Galilee is a large fresh-water lake located in the northern part of Israel. It runs into the Jordan River and then down into the Dead Sea. On the lake is the city of Tiberias, built by Herod Antipas. Capernaum is on the other side of the lake from Tiberias.


The Sea of Galilee and it's coast. In the center; A City Coin of Tiberias, A mosaic of the Zodiac from the ancient synagogue, a stone relief from Capernaum. The inscription around the rim, "Sea of Galilee" in Hebrew and English.


The denomination "1/2, 1 or 5", with the State Emblem. The date "1990/5751" and "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim" in Hebrew and English. "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.

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

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 35 5 NIS Proof Gold/.900 22 mm 8.63 grams 1,935 650.00

Galilee Gold Proof Coin Galilee Gold Proof Coin

Actual gold weight: 1/4 oz. encapsulated and housed in a custom display box from the Bank of Israel

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
SI 14 1/2 NIS BU Silver/.850 23 mm 7.2 grams .1968 oz 4,346 20.00
SI 14a 1 NIS BU Silver/.850 30 mm 14.4 grams .3935 oz 4,735 35.00

Galilee Silver Coin Galilee Silver Coin

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

ASW: actual silver weight

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