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"HIGH-TECH" in ISRAEL 1999/5759

Israel's 51st Anniversary Commemorative Coins

Silver & Gold Coins Issued by the Bank of Israel

Technology in Israel Coins

The High Tech industry currently accounts for two-thirds of Israeli exports. The field is composed of some 2000 companies with over 200 start-ups each year. The census reports that a greater concentration of scientists and technicians are in the Israeli workforce than the United States, Japan, and Germany. A figure of 140 per 10,000 workers. Over 100 Israeli companies are now traded on the U.S. Stock Exchange. Multinational Corporations such as Motorola, Intel, and IBM have established subsidiaries in Israel. Many other corporations have merged with Israeli companies. Foreign investment in Israel in this area has dramatically increased in the last decade.

Israel's achievements will hopefully advance the whole Middle East region into a new era of prosperity and peace.

Coin Description


A growing tree formed with binary numbers, the trunk as a printed circuit. The inscription below, "High-Tech In Israel" in Hebrew and English.


The denomination "1, 2 or 10" in the center. A bit map at the right. The year of issue, "5759/1999" in Hebrew and English and "New Sheqel" or "New Sheqalim. The word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The State Emblem above the denomination. The inscription, "Independence Day " in Hebrew and English.

NIS-New Israel Sheqalim

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
FR 72 10 NIS Proof Gold/.917 30 mm 16.96 grams 751 out of stock

High Tech Gold Coin Proof High Tech Gold Coin Proof

Actual gold weight:    1/2 oz.   encapsulated and housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
A 42 1 NIS Proof-like Silver/.925 30 mm 14.4 grams .4282 oz 1,713 30.00
A 42a 2 NIS Proof Silver/.925 38.7 mm 28.8 grams .8565 oz 1,850 55.00

High Tech Silver Coin High Tech Silver Coin

High Tech Silver Proof Coin High Tech Silver Proof 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 "High-Tech" coin at the bottom left.

Proof: A coin which was made with special care. The coins are struck with extra pressure 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 "High-Tech" coin at the bottom left.

ASW: actual silver weight

Also Available:

The Official Piéfort High-Tech in Israel Mint Set 1999/5759

The set contains the six trade coins of Israel today, minted in double thickness, and is issued in a limited numbered edition of 6,000 sets. Each coin bears a tiny star of David. The Sheqel coin displays the High Tech design, based on the design of the "51st Anniversary" coin.

Cat No. Item Denomination Price
MS 42 1999 High-Tech in Israel Mint set 1,5,10 Agorot and 1/2, 5 & 10 Sheqel 45.00

1999 Israel Mint Set

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