This is the 2013 Israel Silver Yad Vashem Proof offered by the Holy Land Mint.
- Contains 0.857 oz of Silver.
- Mintage of only 2,800 coins.
- Presented with a box and a certificate of authenticity.
- Obverse: Depicts the Star of David rising behind a uniform worn by Jewish victims jailed during the Holocaust.
- Reverse: The denomination, year of issue, and the word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.
- Crafted by The Holy Land Mint with a face value of 2 New Sheqalim.
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This commemorative coin honors the 60th Anniversary of the Yad Vashem, which translated literally is "a memorial and a name" in Hebrew and serves as a pioneer of Holocaust Museums worldwide. It is the Jewish people's living memorial to the Holocaust, dedicated to the memory of the past and imparting its meaning for future generations.
Established in 1953 by the Knesset as the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is today a dynamic and vital place of intergenerational and international encounter, visited by nearly a million people each year and all world leaders on their official visits to Israel.
The Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony Memorial Repository has recently been included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. In sixty years, 2.6 million names have been documented by Yad Vashem on Pages of Testimony, which together with other documentation have allowed Yad Vashem to identify so far, by name 4.2 million out of the 6 million victims of the Holocaust. The Pages of Testimony Memorial Repository is housed in the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem.
Designed by Yossi Lemel, the Israel 65th Anniversary Coin marks the 60th Anniversary of the Yad Vashem. Its design is a poignant reminder of the past horrors of the Holocaust, while at the same time, a firm expression of the continuity and rebirth of the Jewish people in the modern State of Israel.
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 have worked on behalf of the Bank of Israel for several 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 high quality coins and rounds.