Judaic Art Coin Series
Issued by the Bank of Israel. The Wine Cup is a most important Jewish symbol. "Kiddush" means "sanctification" of the Shabbat or holiday. The Kiddush Cup is filled with wine and lifted to symbolize our "remembering the Sabbath to sanctify it."
Description of the Coin
A classic style Kiddush Cup from the 19th Century. The State Emblem above. The date in Hebrew and English.
A Kiddush Cup of modern style. The inscription in Hebrew: "1 New Sheqel" or "2 New Sheqalim". The word "Israel" in English, Hebrew and Arabic. The date "5752-1991" in Hebrew and English. The Proof coin is struck with a small Hebrew 'mem' at the bottom. The uncirculated coin is struck with a "Star of David".
||1 Sheqel Unc.
||2 Sheqalim Proof
Each coin is encapsulated and housed in a custom display case from the Bank of Israel
Sterling Silver. 2 Sheqalim coin. (Similar in size to a Silver Dollar)
Sterling Silver. 1 Sheqel coin. (Similar in size to a Half Dollar)
Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a standard planchet. It will display a matte type appearance. A small six pointed "Star of David" mintmark struck on the "Kiddush Cup" coin at the bottom.
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 "Kiddush Cup" coin at the bottom.
ASW: actual silver weight
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