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"Love Thy Neighbour As Thyself"

Commemorative Coin from the Holyland. 2000/5760

Love Thy Neighbor

This Commemorative Coin issued by the Bank of Israel highlights one of the most important principles in mankind, "Loving one's Neighbor as Oneself". The coin displays a combination of gateways symbolic of the passageway to the new age.

Coin Description


The design is a combination of three ancient gateways, of Oriental and Western styles, with the inscription "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself" in English, Hebrew and Arabic. The gate is symbolic of an entrance and passageway to a new age. Within the gateway on the coin are two doves, symbolizing mankind’s yearning to enter the gates of a world of hope, harmony and peace.


The denomination "1, 2 or 10" in the center of the coin. The year of issue "5760/2000" and "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim" in Hebrew and English. The word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The inscription, "Independence Day" in Hebrew and English. The State Emblem at the top.

NIS-New Israel Sheqalim

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 77 10 NIS Proof Gold/.917 30 mm 16.96 grams 794 out of stock

Love Gold Coin Proof Love Gold Coin Proof

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

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
A 43 1 NIS Proof-like Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams .4282 oz 2,517 out of stock
A 43a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7 mm 28.8 grams .8565 oz 2,258 55.00

Love Silver Coin Love Silver Coin

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

Proof: A coin which was made with special care. The coins are struck with extra pressure 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 "Love" coin at the bottom.

ASW: actual silver weight

Also, available:

The "Love Thy Neighbor" 2000 Official Piefort Mint Set 5760

8 piece Piefort "Love Thy Neighbor" mint set. The set contains the 7 trade coins of Israel, minted in double thickness plus the special ½ Sheqel coin that displays the "Love Thy Neighbor" design, based on the design of the "52nd Anniversary" coin. Issued in a limited numbered edition of 4,000 sets.

(Piefort - Coins struck in double thickness.)

Cat No. Item Denomination Mintage Price
2000 Mint Set 1,5,10 Agorot and 1/2, 5 & 10 Sheqel 4,000 45.00

Love Thy Neighbor Mint Set

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