The Israel Coins and Medals Corporation has released the third subject as part of their bullion programme entitled “Ancient Cities in the Holy Land,” focusing on historical sites. For 2022, the collectable one-ounce gold and silver pieces highlight the city of Acre, which is located in the northern coastal plain of Israel and is one of the oldest port cities in the world. The place name of Acre was mentioned once in the Bible:
Asher did not drive out the inhabitants of Acre, nor the inhabitants of Zidon.
The coins are designed by Meir Eshel and commissioned by the Holy Land Mint. The obverse side features a depiction of the ancient wall surrounding the Old City of Acre and its skyline seen from the Mediterranean Sea with the waves of the sea in the backdrop. The inscription OLD ACRE – עכו העתיקה is placed above the primary design in English and Hebrew text. To the lower-left edge are the coins’ specification 1 OZ. FINE GOLD.9999 and on the silver 1 OZ. FINE SILVER.999, along with the mint year, 2022.
The reverse side, which is common to the series, features a seven-branched Menorah candelabrum inspired from an ancient Hasmonean coin of Mattathias Antigonus (40–37 BC), which is centred. Above the motif is the text in Hebrew ערים עתיקות בארץ הקודש and below in English ANCIENT CITIES IN THE HOLY LAND.
|31.1 g||38.7 mm||Prooflike||
|31.1 g||32 mm||Prooflike||
Each gold and silver option is encapsulated and presented in a custom Holy Land-branded case accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. For additional information, please click here.