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The Train to Jerusalem
Поезд в Иерусалим
Presented by
Bank of Israel
Nominal value
20 new sheqalim
31,1035 g
32 mm
Gold 999,9°
3 600 pcs
Production quality
Brilliant Uncirculated
Obverse: Lilach Rubin Reverse: Meir Eshel
Royal Dutch Mint
Description of obverse and reverse
The obverse: the Lion of Megiddo with its stylized curved tail, taken from an ancient seal dating from the 8th century BCE, excavated in Megiddo (Armageddon). Above the lion is the Israel State Emblem and below it, “Israel” in English, Hebrew and Arabic. 

The reverse: the new high-speed train to Jerusalem. Behind it, to the right, the historical first railway station in Jerusalem and to the left, the new "Jerusalem – Yitzhak Navon" Station, between them, the windmill, a symbolic icon of Jerusalem located in close proximity to the historical station. In the upper area is the face value and mint year in Hebrew and English and Star of David mintmark. Around the border is the word “Jerusalem” in English, Hebrew and Arabic with the metal fineness and weight, “1 oz. fine gold .9999” in Hebrew and English.
A brief annotation
The "21st Century Train to Jerusalem" enables fast and convenient access to Israel's Capital City. 

In the near future, the new high-speed train will enable direct access to Jerusalem's Old City, the Western Wall and Holy Sites, for millions of people in Israel and from all over the world.Symbolically, the new train complements the historical first Tel Aviv-Jaffa to Jerusalem train inaugurated in 1892 by the Ottoman Authorities and taken out of use in 1998 due to its poor state. 

The 2020 Israel Bullion Coin marks the important development in transport in Israel, which is well apparent in the Jerusalem landscapeIn order to traverse the hilly terrain in the Jerusalem area, the new railway lines pass over bridges and through tunnels, with some record dimensions for Israel: the longest bridge with a length of 1.25 kilometers, the highest bridge with a height of 90 meters above the ground, the longest tunnel with a length of 11.6 kilometers and deepest railway station with a depth of 80 meters, which is also one of the deepest in the world.
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№ 3(64) 2023
№ 3(64) 2023
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