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Elijah in the Whirlwind

Israel's "Biblical Art" Coin Series

Year 2011/5772

Elijah Coins 2011

The 16th Coin in the "Biblical Art" Series

As mentioned in the Book of Kings, the prophet Elijah ascended to heaven in a chariot of fire and was to reappear as a harbinger of the Messiah to come. A famous Biblical scene and an inspiration for artists throughout the ages.

Coin Description


An artistic rendering of Elijah in horse-drawn chariot amongst rings of fire.


The inscription, "Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven, 2 Kings 2.11" in Hebrew and English. The denomination with "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim". The year of issue "5772/2011" and the word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The State Emblem at the top with the biblical inscription below.

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
H 44 1 NIS Proof-like Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams 1,800 60.00
H 44a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7 mm 28.8 grams 2,800 95.00

Elijah Silver Coin 2011 Elijah Silver Coin 2011

Elijah Silver Proof Coin 2011 Elijah Silver Proof Coin 2011

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

Gold Coin - 22K. Actual Gold Weight: 1/2 ounce

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 "Elijah" coin below the date.

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 "Elijah" coin below the date.

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