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Israel's Third Coin in the "Holyland Wildlife" Series

She compares her beloved to "a young hart upon the mountains of spices," and adores him as the "apple trees among the trees of the woods."

Description of the Coin


A red deer with its mother and a blossoming field in the background. The inscription, "A Young Hart (song of songs 8:14)" and the dates "1993-5753" in Hebrew and English.


A branch of apples with the inscription, "As the apple tree, Song of Songs 2.3" in Hebrew and English. The denomination "1, 2 or 5" with "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim". At the right, the State emblem. "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.

The proof coins are mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem'. The uncirculated silver coin is mintmarked with a 6 pointed star beside the denomination.

NIS-New Israel Sheqalim

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 45 1 NIS Proof Gold/.900 18 mm 3.46 grams 1,679 240.00
FR 46 5 NIS Proof Gold/.900 22 mm 8.63 grams 1,782 575.00

Hart Gold Coin 1NIS Hart Gold Coin 1NIS

Hart Gold Coin 5NIS Hart Gold Coin 5NIS

Actual gold weight: 1/10 & 1/4 oz. - Encapsulated and housed in a display case from the Bank of Israel

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
HLW 3 1 NIS Unc. Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams .4282 oz 3,671 35.00
HLW 3a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7 mm 28.8 grams .8565 oz 5,382 55.00

Hart Silver Coin Hart Silver Coin

Hart Silver Proof Coin Hart Silver Proof Coin

Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a standard planchet. The coin displays a matte type appearance. A small six pointed "Star of David" mintmark struck on the "Hart'" coin beside the denomination.

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 "Hart'" coin beside the denomination.

ASW: actual silver weight

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