Coin "Jordan River"

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Река Иордан

Name Jordan River
Presented by Israel Coins and Medals Corp.
Nominal value 2 new sheqalim
Metal Silver 999°
Weight 31,1 g
Diameter 38,7 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Mintage 2800 pcs.
Production quality Proof
Description of obverse and reverse Obverse: face value, Israel State Emblem, «Israel» in English, Hebrew and Arabic, Mint Year and Mint Mark, the Jordan River as it appears on the map, joining the Sea of Galilee in the north to the Dead Sea in the south. Reverse: a general view of the Jordan River. In the distance on the horizon is the Hermon Mountain range and in the foreground, to the right, rocks and Common Reed vegetation.
A brief annotation The lowest river in the world and longest in Israel with a meandering course of 250 km (155 miles) and hardly more than 30 m (20 miles) at its widest point, the Jordan River flows fr om north to south of Israel, through the Syrian-African Rift Valley, joining the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea. Its waters, which come mainly fr om the rain and snow that falls on the Hermon Mountain to the north, are a prime source of drinking water and irrigation for Israel. One of the most historically and religiously significant rivers, the Jordan has played sacred roles in Judaism and Christianity. It was near Jericho wh ere the Israelites, led by Joshua, crossed the Jordan River to enter the Promised Land. In the New Testament, the Jordan River is given a special significance as the baptismal place of Jesus, John and other followers of Jesus. The «Yardenit» baptismal site, wh ere Jesus is said to have been baptized by John (Matthew 3:13) is visited by Christian pilgrims from all over the world. Many descend into the Jordan River at this site to be baptized. The Jordan River has become one of the popular tourist sites of Israel.
Designer Design: Meir Eshel
Producer Mint of Norway

Григорий Малеев
Симпатичная монета
Река, вид карты и вид пейзажный. Неплохо.
Александр Воропаев
Как-то прозаично.
Николай Чудин
На конкурс не тянет
Дмитрий Максимов
Стильная монетка.
Владимир Борисов
река Иордан хорошо показана, стильно
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