The third coin in the "WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN ISRAEL" series features the city of Akko - The 4,000 year old port city, with the blue waters of the Mediterranean on Israel’s northern coast
Akko incorporates and encapsulates the entire history and archaeology of the Land of Israel, from Biblical times even before King Solomon, through the Greeks and Romans, the Byzantines, the Crusaders, the Ottomon Moslems, Napoleon, the British and, finally, the State of Israel.
Today, Akko is a museum of archeology, anthropology, sociology and architecture.
A city in modern Israel, where Jews and Arabs live and work together.
The ancient fortress walls, with the famous clock tower, the Crusader Knights’ Hall, the White Mosque and other buildings on the Akko skyline. The inscription, "Old Akko" in Hebrew, Arabic and English.
A view of the famous fortress seen against the backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea. The denomination "1, 2 or 10" with the year of issue "5710/2010" and the word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The State Emblem at the top. "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim" below the denomination. The Proof coins mintmarked with a Hebrew 'mem' at the bottom left. The Proof-like coins with a six pointed 'Star of David'.
NIS-New Israel Sheqalim