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150th Anniversary of B'nai B'rith


B'nai B'rith  "B'nai B'rith" 150 years of dedicated service

1992/5753 - Commemorative Coins Issued by the Bank of Israel

The world's oldest and largest Jewish volunteer organization, B'nai B'rith is dedicated to the promotion of peace and democracy everywhere. Since 1843 B'nai B'rith has defended human rights and fought hatred and bigotry. Its youth organizations teach moral and ethical values to teenagers (through the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization) and college students on more than 400 campuses (through B'nai B'rith Hillel).

B'nai B'rith is dedicated to the unity of the Jewish people, to Jewish security, to the perpetuation of Jewish culture and tradition. B'nai B'rith supports Israel, speaking in its behalf throughout the world, helping to care for its people and for the land itself. The first B'nai B'rith lodge in Israel was founded in 1888, in Jerusalem. There are now lodges throughout the nation.

Description of the Coin


The inscription "B'nai B'rith" in Hebrew and English, the years 1843-1993, the Organization's emblem. To the left, the motif of the emblem enlarged - a Menorah. From each branch stems one of B'nai B'rith's seven principles: "Brotherhood, Unity, Charity, Peace, Truth, Light & Righteousness".


The denomination "1, 2 or 5" in the center with the date "1992" in Hebrew and English around the rim. The State emblem at the right. "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 43 5 NIS Proof Gold/.900 22 mm 8.63 grams 2,305 575.00

B'nai B'rith Gold Coin B'nai B'rith Gold Coin

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

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
SI 16 1 NIS Unc. Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams .4282 oz 4,034 25.00
SI 16a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7 mm 28.8 grams .8565 oz 4,622 40.00

B'nai B'rith Silver Coin B'nai B'rith Silver Coin

B'nai B'rith Silver Proof Coin B'nai B'rith 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 "B'nai B'rith" coin at the bottom.

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 "B'nai B'rith" coin at the bottom.

ASW: actual silver weight

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