Jericho Coin - 23mm, 7.2g, 1/2 New Shekel, Silver/850  CoinJericho Coin - 23mm, 7.2g, 1/2 New Shekel, Silver/850  CoinJericho Coin - 23mm, 7.2g, 1/2 New Shekel, Silver/850  CoinJericho Coin - 23mm, 7.2g, 1/2 New Shekel, Silver/850  Coin

Jericho is one of the ancient cities of the world and a short distance east of Jerusalem.
Obverse
1/2 New Sheqel on the silver B.U. coin in Hebrew and English. The emblem of the State of Israel, word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic and mint year - 5748 - 1987.

Reverse
The seven-branched candelabrum, a lulav and ethrog with the words "Peace in Israel" in Hebrew, as appears on the mosaic floor of the ancient Synagogue in Jericho. A rosette and pillars from the palace of the Khalif Hisham (724-743) and the pit, ruins of the round tower at Tel al-Sultan, sacred site of Jericho, dating from neolithic times. Palm trees allude to frequent biblical references to Jericho as "The City of Palm Trees". In the upper right-hand border, the word "Jericho" is inscribed in Hebrew and English.
Edge

12 smooth edges on the B.U. coin,

The coin is in perfect condition and is packed in the original red box it was issued, see picture above.

Specification

DesignGideon Keich
Year issued1987
FinenessSilver 850
Diameter (mm)23
MetalSilver

Item ID: coin1

Jericho Coin - 23mm, 7.2g, 1/2 New Shekel, Silver/850 Coin

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