This exquisite “Western Wall” coin is the second coin in the "Jerusalem of Gold" Series. Legal tender issued by the Bank of Israel, this 1 oz coin struck in .9999-fine Gold is crafted by the Holy Land Mint and has a face value of 20 New Sheqalim.
This coin is no longer available from the mint.
The obverse illustrates the Western Wall, which is located in the Old City of Jerusalem at the foot of the western side of the Temple Mount. It is a remnant of the ancient wall that surrounded the Jewish Temple’s courtyard and the last remaining part of the Second Holy Temple in Jerusalem that was destroyed by the Romans in 70 C.E. This icon is one of the most sacred sites in Judaism and a site of Jewish prayer and pilgrimage for centuries, as people pray at the wall 24 hours a day. It is said that the Divine Presence never leaves this holy place.
The reverse depicts the famous Roaring Lion, which appeared on a 2,800-year-old ancient seal discovered in archeological excavations at Tel Megiddo in the Jordan Valley in 1904. Soon after its discovery, this seal mysteriously disappeared in Constantinople. The lion is the symbol of the tribe of Judah and of Jerusalem.
Holy Land Mint:
The Holy Land Mint - Israel Coins & Medals Corp.(ICMC) was established in 1961 and perpetually pursues their stated objective of “commemorating significant historic, national, social, scientific, and cultural achievements of the State of Israel” by specializing in commissioning, designing, minting and distributing unique gold and silver coins which reflect the unique character of Israel’s past, present and hoped-for future. They are the exclusive distributor on behalf of the Bank of Israel of all commemorative coins, and many of their remarkable coins are only offered in limited editions. Each of their products holds a uniquely historic legacy that is complimented by their renowned reputation for the highest quality coins and rounds.
This coin will be limited to a maximum mintage of 3,600 and comes in a display box with certificate of authenticity. Time is running out to get your piece of history so order now!