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The "Millennium" 2000

Commemorative Coin of the Holyland. 1999/5760

Millennium Gold Coin

Issued by the Bank of Israel to mark the exciting change of the Millennium. A stylized design of the figure 2000, incorporating a Dove and Olive Branch, symbols rooted in the Biblical tradition and the Holy Land, yet which have come to denote peace, all over the world. Let the words of the Prophet Isaiah, inscribed on the coin, "And they shall beat their swords into plowshares", become reality as we usher in a new era of universal peace and harmony among the nations.

Description of the Coin


The Millennium year 2000 with the inscription, "And they shall beat their swords into plowshares" The "2" resembles a dove and an olive branch appears below.


The denomination "1, 2 or 10" with the State emblem. The year of issue "5760/1999", the word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. An olive branch appears below at the left

The proof-like 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 75 10 NIS Proof Gold/.917 30 mm 16.96 grams 1,858 1125.00

Millennium Gold Coin Millennium Gold Coin

Actual gold weight:  1/2 oz.   encapsulated and housed in a custom display box from the Bank of Israel

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
SI 23 1 NIS Proof-like Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams .4282 oz 4,629 30.00
SI 23a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7 mm 28.8 grams .8565 oz 4,086 50.00

Millennium Silver Coin Millennium Silver Coi

Millennium Silver Proof Coin Millennium 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 "Millennium" coin below the denomination.

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 "Millennium" coin below the denomination.

ASW: actual silver weight

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