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"Military Reserves"

Commemorative Coin Set Issued by the Bank of Israel


Military Reserves

Since the founding of the State of Israel, reserve soldiers have been an essential part of the strength and power of the Israel Defense Forces.

Reserve soldiers must be prepared to report for service immediately in times of crisis.

The units have participated in all of Israel's wars since 1948. When "called up", reserve soldiers, both men and women, serve alongside regular army, contributing to the defense and security of the nation.

The coin salutes the role of reserve soldiers in guaranteeing the security of the State of Israel and recognizes the special sacrifices of the soldiers and their families. The design of the coin, including a child's teddy bear pendant against the background of a soldier's ID tag, reflects the dual nature of reserve duty, commitment to family and commitment to country.

We continue to pray and aspire to the Age of Peace, when the world will know no more war and to the time when we will no longer have to call to Reserve duty.

Coin Description


A military identification tag with a teddy bear pendant in the center of the coin. The inscription, "Reservists in Israel" in Hebrew, Arabic and English.


The denomination, "1, 2 or 10" with the year of issue "5768/2008" and the word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The State Emblem at the top. "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim" at the bottom. The Proof coins mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem' below the denomination. The Proof-like coins with a six pointed 'Star of David'.

NIS-New Israel Sheqalim

Cat No. Item Metal Denomination mm Weight Mintage Price
FR 108 Military Reserves Gold/.917 10 NIS Proof 30 16.96 grams 262 out of stock
SI 28 Military Reserves Silver/.925 1 NIS Proof-Like 30 14.4 grams 492 60.00
SI 28a Military Reserves Silver/.925 2 NIS Proof 38.7 28.8 grams 481 100.00

Military Reserves Gold Coin Proof Military Reserves Gold Coin Proof

Military Reserves Silver Coin Military Reserves Silver Coin

Military Reserves Silver Proof Coin Military Reserves Silver Proof Coin

Each coin is encapsulated and housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel

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 "Military Reserves" 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 "Military Reserves" coin at the bottom.

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