The Bank of Israel has launched (1st May) a new collector series which highlights both the country’s unique natural landscape as well as recognising its 74th year of independence. Entitled “Craters in Israel,” the theme highlights one of these phenomenal formations etched into the landscape of the Israeli Negev Desert.
Designed by Eli Geller, the obverse side depicts a view of the different layers of rock that form the craters with an eagle soaring above them. An inscription in English, Hebrew, and Arabic reads MAKHTESHIM.
The reverse side includes the Israel State Emblem with the coins’ denomination placed just below in a bold numeral, which is textured to emphasise the layer of rocks along with the face value shown in Hebrew lettering. To the left of the numeral is the text INDEPENDENCE DAY 2022 and on the right side, the same wording is shown in Hebrew. The mintmark for Proof-quality coins is shown just below the face value in text.
Each encapsulated coin is encased in a Holyland-branded custom case and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. The two silver and gold coin denominations are all available as separate purchases. For more information about these coins and others issued by the Bank of Israel, please visit the website of the Israel Coins and Medals Corporation.