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Jerusalem, The City of David - Three Millennia

Israel's Anniversary of Independence Commemorative Coins


Issued by the Bank of Israel

Jerusalem 3000 Coin Set

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 coin’s face value has been set at a symbolic value of NIS 30 - one agora for each of Jerusalem's 3000 years.

Coin Description


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'.

NIS-New Israel Sheqalim

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 60 10 NIS Proof Gold/.917 30 mm 16.96 grams 1,641 1125.00

Jerusalem 3000 Gold Coin Jerusalem 3000 Gold Coin

Actual gold weight:   1/2 oz.

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
A 39 1 NIS Proof-like Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams .4282 oz 4,497 40.00
A 39a 30 NIS Proof Silver/.999 65 mm 155.5 grams 5 oz 2,983 250.00

Jerusalem 3000 Silver Coin Jerusalem 3000 Silver Coin

Jerusalem 3000 Silver Proof Coin Jerusalem 3000 Silver Proof Coin

Proof-Like: A Mint State coin struck on a standard quality planchet. The coin displays a mirror type finish, but of lesser degree than a full Proof strike. A small six pointed "Star of David" mintmark struck on the "Jerusalem" 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 "Jerusalem" coin at the bottom.

ASW: actual silver weight

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