Shrine of the Book - Gold Bullion Coin 2013 - 1oz Gold/9999
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 0 Shrine of the Book - Gold Bullion Coin 2013 - 1oz Gold/9999
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SHRINE OF THE BOOK 

ISRAEL BULLION COIN 2013

4th in the "Jerusalem of Gold" Series

Legal Tender issued by the Bank of Israel

The Shrine of the Book is part of the campus of the renowned Israel Museum in Jerusalem, in which the Dead Sea Scrolls and other ancient manuscripts are showcased and preserved. The unique shape of the Shrine of the Book, prominent in the Jerusalem landscape, is reflected in a pool of water that surrounds it. Designed by Frederick Kiesler and Armand Bartos, and inaugurated in 1965, the Shrine of the Book is an international landmark of modern architecture and the repository for the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Aleppo Codex and other rare, ancient manuscripts.

The Shrine of the Book was originally built to house the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest known biblical manuscripts dating from about 2,000 years ago, discovered in 1947 at Qumran by the Dead Sea. The white building was designed to symbolize the lids of the jars in which the first scrolls were found, while the corridor leading into the Shrine resembles the cave, where they were discovered. In the 1950s, the 10th-century Aleppo Codex, the most authoritative manuscript of the Masoretic text of the Hebrew Bible in existence, was brought to Jerusalem, and is now on view in the Shrine of the Book.


Obverse:

Israel State Emblem, "Israel" in English, Hebrew and Arabic, a roaring lion taken from an ancient 8th-century BCE seal found in Megiddo that belonged to Shema, servant of King Jeroboam II.


Reverse:
 

Part of the Shrine of the Book with its distinctive shape and wall at the base, which encloses a pool of water. In the upper center is an extract from the Great Isaiah Scroll, one of the original seven Dead Sea Scrolls discovered at Qumran.

In the upper border is the word "Jerusalem" in English, Hebrew and Arabic and to the right, the Face Value, Mint Year and Star of David Mint Mark.


Designer:

Obverse  – Meir Eshel, Reverse – Aharon Shevo.


Engraving:

Mint:
Tidhar Dagan Royal Dutch Mint
 
Specifications:
Catalogue No. Metal Face Value I.S.  Mint Mark
Diameter
mm
Weight
gm
Quantity  
31967320 Gold.9999  Brilliant Uncirculated    NIS 20 Star of David   32.0   31.1 (1oz) 3,600  
 

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