The Bank of Israel has released its latest gold and silver Proof coins which are part of the ongoing “Views of Israel” series, focusing on extraordinary natural landmarks, reserves, and regions of this Middle-Eastern Mediterranean coastal country. The fourth set highlights “Gamla and the Vultures,” known for the spectacular view of the Gamla Nature Reserve and the vultures which nest in the reserve, making it their home.
Designed by Zvika Roitman, the obverse side, shared on both gold and silver options, depicts a stylised picturesque bird’s eye view of the Gamla Reserve with the Vulture Observation Point in the centre and above are two vultures circling around in the sky. Above the primary design is the text GAMLA AND THE VULTURES shown in English, Hebrew, and Arabic lettering.
The reverse includes the image of a sole vulture in flight against the Gamla Nature Reserve background. To the right is the face value in shekels of 10 (gold Proof), 2 (silver Proof), or 1 (Prooflike), and the mint year 2022 is shown in both Western and Hebrew numerals. The silver Prooflike coin includes a Star of David, and the Proof-quality strikes include the mintmark Hebrew letter Mem מ, with either seen just under the denomination.
|14.4 g||30 mm||Prooflike||
|28.8 g||38.7 mm||Proof||
|16.96 g||30 mm||Proof||
Each coin is available as a separate item to order during their pre-release sale or as a three-coin set. The coins are encapsulated and presented in a custom-branded Holyland Mint case accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. For additional information about these and other coins issued by the Bank of Israel, please visit the website of the Holyland Mint.