Jerusalem, The City of David - Three Millennia
The Bank of Israel chose to dedicate its 5756/1996 Anniversary Coin to the 3000th anniversary of the city of Jerusalem.
The Jerusalem 3000 celebration won widespread praise in Israel and the world. Millions around the globe celebrated this distinguished Birthday.
The Jerusalem 3000 silver Proof coin is issued in 65mm. diameter weighing 5 ounces. (155.5 grams.) The coins face value has been set at a symbolic value of NIS 30 - one agora for each of Jerusalem's 3000 years.
In the center, the verse "But Judah shall dwell forever and Jerusalem from generation to generation" in Hebrew, with the same verse around the border in English.
The denomination "1, 10 or 30" in the center with the year of issue "5756/1996". A decorative motif from the window grillwork of the Jehoiakim Palace in Jerusalem. The State Emblem with the word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The inscription around the rim, "Three Millennia - Jerusalem, The City of David" in Hebrew and English.
The proof-like silver coin is mintmarked with a 6 pointed star below "Israel". The proof coins are mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem'.
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Actual gold weight: 1/2 oz.