Israel 1987 5 new sheqalim Fr-29

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Goldberg sale 116, lot 1180
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This specimen was lot 1180 in Goldberg sale 116 (Los Angeles, June 2020), where it sold for $456. The catalog description[1] noted, "Israel. 5 New Sheqalim, 1987. Ruins of Jericho. Choice Brilliant Proof." This type was accompanied by a silver sheqel (KM 181), which were probably sold in sets. The coinage was reformed in 1985-86, with 1,000 sheqalim = one new sheqalim.

Recorded mintage: 4,000 proofs, Ottawa mint.

Specification: 8.64 g, 0.900 fine gold, 0.250 troy oz AGW, 22 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-29; KM-182.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 116: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2020.

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