This is an original set issued in the government packaging that is seldom offered. This set commemorates the 40th Anniversary of Independence. This 1988 Gold coin contains a half ounce of Gold.
- Contains 1.18 oz actual Silver weight and .50 oz actual Gold weight.
- Presented in a plastic box presentation case.
- Obverse: Face value in Hebrew and English, "1 New Sheqel" on the Silver B.U. Coin; "2 New Sheqalim" on the Silver Proof Coin; "10 New Sheqalim" on the Gold Coin. To the left of the face value on the silver coins and to the right, within the digit "0", on the gold coins, the Israel State emblem, in the right-hand, the mint year, 1988.
- Reverse: Within the "0" is a depiction of David Ben-Gurion reading the proclamation of independence, national flags and the portrait of Herzi in the background. Around the border is the inscription "ISRAEL'S 40th ANNIVERSARY" in English, Hebrew and Arabic.
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On 5 lyar 5708, 1878 years after the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans and 51 years after the First Zionist Congress in Basel under the leadership of Theodore Herzl, visionary of the Jewish State, the National Committee, headed by David Ben-Gurion, proclaimed political, economic and cultural independence. Earlier, over a period of 60 years, during the Ottoman period and period of the British Mandate, thousands of pioneers had arrived in the Land of Israel from all parts of the Diaspora in order to work the land and make the wasteland bloom. They established farms and towns and during 40 years of independence, the small country of 650,000 people grew to 4,000,000. As Herzl stated: "if you will it, it is no dream".