Israel – 2012 – 2 Sheqel – Coral Reef Eilat (PROOF)
In stock (can be backordered)
Face Value Metal Fineness Weight Diameter Quality Mintage
2 NIS Silver .925 28.28 gr 38.7mm PROOF 2’800
This new series of coins will take you on a delightful tour of some of the most interesting and scenically beautiful views in Israel, starting in the south at the Coral Reef in the Gulf of Eilat.
The Coral Reefs in Eilat are among the most beautiful reefs in the world. Their unique features are the result of a combination of factors, including the structure of the Gulf of Eilat, its geological history and climatic and oceanographic characteristics. Together, these have led to the development of rich and diverse Coral Reefs, resembling magnificent “underwater gardens”. Hundreds of coral species, as well as thousands of different species of fishes and marine invertebrates, decorate the reef, creating an array of colors and a marine ecosystem unparalleled anywhere else on earth. The Coral Reefs in Eilat are characterized by their structural and biological complexity, providing a habitat for thousands of species that live together in perfect reciprocal interaction.
Designed by the artist Galia Erez, the coin presents the natural splendor of the Coral Reef with its exotic corals, fishes and water life. The harmonious designs on both sides of the coin evoke the rich, enchanting underwater world.