What a Surprise!!! Forgot I Had This-An Israeli Gold Coin

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Collecting Nut, Jul 24, 2021.

  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    This is a bullion coin from Israel. I wasn’t sure where to put it so I put it in this forum so members could enjoy, appreciate and learn about it.

    It’s the first coin in this series. It’s called the Tower of David and it’s issued by the Bank of Israel. It does have legal tender status in the State of Israel. The designer is Meir Estelle.

    The obverse bears a roaring lion with a curved tail. This was taken from a 2,800 year old ancient seal dating back to the 8th century BCE, which was discovered in archaeological digs at Megiddo (Armageddon). The lion is the symbol of Jerusalem and the Kingdom of Judah.

    The reverse has the Tower of David, the famous landmark near Jaffa Gate in the Wall of the Old City of Jerusalem which was constructed during the 2nd century BCE and rebuilt in succession by the Christian, Muslim, Mamlik and Ottoman conquers of Jerusalem.

    Today it houses a museum and has varied cultural events associated with historical and cultural Jerusalem.

    Specifications:
    .9999 Gold
    Brilliant Uncirculated
    It has a face value of 20 New Sheqalim
    Mint mark: The Star of David
    Diameter: 32mm
    Weight: 1 Troy Oz. (31.1g +/- 0.3%)
    Maximum Mintage: 3,600
    Dated: 2010 on the reverse

    It’s the only Israel coin I own but I had to have it. I bought it straight from the Israel Coins and Metals Corp. (ICMC) when it was first announced. I’ve had it tucked away since I received it. I did open and look at it but I did remove any of the packaging.

    I can’t get a photo of the obverse so I used the packaging for that. The coin itself is sealed in a plastic round, then shrunk wrapped so the obverse is hidden. I took photos of all of the packaging except for the ICMC box it was shipped in.
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  3. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title] Supporter

    That’s a fantastic piece.
     
  4. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Very nice coin, well done
     
  5. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    I really like that, an attractive piece that I wasn't even aware was being minted.
     
  6. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    It's always a nice surprise, finding a coin you forgot you owned.
     
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It’s 11 years old this year. Been tucked away ever since.
     
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  8. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title] Supporter

    I hope I find a gold coin I forgot I had.
     
  9. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Kripes, 'Nut is always pullin' something out of the potato patch. devil.gif

    Marvelous rediscovery dear fellow..........:)
     
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  10. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    Beautiful coin. Incredible design for a gold coin.
     
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Not the first one I rediscovered.
     
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Only potatoes. Lol :)
     
  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I saw this coin on line as it was being advertised. One look and I had to have it. It’s one of the 3,600 minted and I got it straight from Israel.
     
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  14. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    Isn't senility wonderful? :)
     
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  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It couldn’t be better! Lol
     
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