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"The Ship of Oniyahu"
Ancient Ship Silver coin

Bank of Israel Commemorative Coin. 1985/5745

This coin was issued by the Bank of Israel to commemorate the ancient Hebrew seal used by Oniyahu Ben Meirav. (8th Century BCE)

Description of the Coin


An ancient sailing ship with "Israel" in Hebrew, English & Arabic.


The denomination "1 Sheqel" with the date "1985/5745" in Hebrew and English. The State emblem below and the 6 pointed star mintmark.

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
SI 9 1 Sheqel Proof-like Silver/.850 30mm 14.4 grams 12,951 25.00

Ancient Ship Silver coin Ancient Ship Silver coin

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 "Ancient Ship" coin at the bottom.

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