Isaiah "The Wolf with the Lamb"
Israel's "Biblical Art" Miniature Coin Series
2008 / 5768
The 4th Coin in the "Biblical Art" Miniature Series
"The Wolf shall also dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and the little child shall lead them". (Isaiah 11:6)
According to the prophecy of Isaiah, there will come a time, when the wolf will dwell with the lamb. Since a wolf would always devour a lamb, we understand the allegory in Isaiah's prophecy represents a time when there will be lasting peace and harmony among mankind. In this ideal, love and understanding will reign among man and the animals. Moral, spiritual and material perfection will be attained. No longer will there be evil, hatred and envy in the world. This is the age for which we yearn and pray.
A wolf lying down with the lamb under the shade of a fruit tree. A dove carrying an olive branch at the top.
A dove carrying an olive branch. The inscription, "And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, Isa.11,6" in Hebrew and English. The denomination "1" with "New Sheqel". The year of issue "5768/2008" and the word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The State Emblem at the top.
Actual gold weight: 1/25th oz. encapsulated and housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel
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 "Isaiah" coin at the right.
NIS - New Israel Sheqel
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