"Fox and Vineyard" 1995/5756
Israel's Fifth Coin in the "Holyland Wildlife" Series
"Catch us the foxes, the little foxes
that ruin the vineyards - For our vineyard is in blossom." (Song of Songs 2:15)
Description of the Coin
A Fox with the inscription, "the little foxes", Song of Songs (2:15) and the date "1995-5756" in Hebrew and English.
A cluster of grapes with the inscription, "To see whether the vine flourished", Song of Songs (6:11). The denomination "1, 2 or 5" with "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim". At the left, 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 below the denomination.
NIS-New Israel Sheqalim
||1 NIS Proof
||5 NIS Proof
Actual gold weight: 1/10 & 1/4 oz. - Encapsulated and housed in a display case from the Bank of Israel
||1 NIS Proof-like
||2 NIS Proof
Encapsulated and housed in a 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 "Fox" coin below 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 "Fox" coin below the denomination.
ASW: actual silver weight
The Silver Proof coin is also offered together with a First Day cover by the Israel Philatelic Service. Housed in a custom wallet style folder. Nicely presented.
Philatelic Numismatic Cover with Silver Proof Coin
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