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"Stars over the Holyland"

Israel's "Biblical Art" Coin Series


Abraham Coin Set

The beginning of Monotheism is rooted in the desert of the Holy Land. Throughout the Land of Israel's history, God has continued to interact with humanity through the teachings and blessings of the Prophets. Portrayed on this coin is the lone shepherd, looking towards the stars, symbolizing the divine’s constant presence in the lives of the faithful.

When looking at this coin, it reminds us that the dramatic and inspirational events of the past are just as relevant now, in the era of a new millennium, as they were when they happened here thousands of years ago.

The artist used a minimalist technique to express the power of this moment, full of the glory and sanctity of God’s great promise.

The 21 stars on the coin allude to the start of the 21st century.

Description of the Coin


Abraham, the lone shepherd, gazing towards the stars in the heavens.


The denomination "1, 2 or 10" with the State emblem. The year of issue "5760/1999", the word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The inscription: "SO SHALL THY SEED BE GEN. 15: 1-6" in Hebrew and English.

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 76 10 NIS Proof Gold/.900 30 mm 17.28 grams 687 out of stock

Abraham Gold Coin Abraham 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 Mintage Price
H 33 1 NIS Proof-like Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams 2,146 65.00
H 33a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7 mm 28.8 grams 5,849 110.00

Abraham Silver Coin Abraham Silver Coin

Abraham Silver Proof Coin Abraham 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 "Abraham" 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 "Abraham" coin at the bottom.

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