|"TOWER OF BABEL"
Israel's "Biblical Art" Coin Series
The Seventh Coin in the "Biblical Art" Series
Over 4,000 years ago, mankind was united in love and peace in one place and spoke only one language. However, as the people became over-conceited and strove to achieve power, they decided to try and reach the sky, by building a tower, the Tower of Babel as it was named. At this moment, the utopian unity was to change for all time. The Lord frustrated their project by causing confusion in their communication. They started to speak different languages and became scattered all over the earth.
This coin encapsulates all languages and all peoples. It is the most universal coin ever to be issued!
Front: A composition of the Hebrew verses in the Book of Genesis 11:1-9, which describe the building of the Tower of Babel. The verses are written in the shape of a tower and not all are clearly written, alluding to the state of confusion and lack of communication among the people. The words themselves symbolize the central theme in the story of the Tower of Babel - Language.
Reverse: The denomination "1, 2 or 10" with "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim". The year of issue "5762/2002". The inscription: "Tower of Babel GEN. 11" in Hebrew and English. The inscriptions on the reverse are written concentrically and the State of Israel emblem appears in the center, giving the impression of a view from above the tower.
NIS-New Israel Sheqalim
Actual gold weight: 1/2 oz. encapsulated and housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel