JONAH IN THE WHALE Coin Of The Year 2012 Biblical Art Silver Proof Coin 2 Nis Israel 2010

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This amazing coin honors the biblical figure of Jonah. It is not hard to understand why the coin 'Jonah in the Whale' was voted as "Coin of the Year 2012", beyond the apparently simple but fascinating design, beyond the hight quality of issue, there is a deep meaning that teaches us about God's forgiveness and mercy. Issued by Holy Land Mint is legal tender in Israel and it's sold out at the mint.

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Country Israel
Year 2010
Face Value 2 NIS
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) .925
Weight (g) 28.8
Diameter (mm) 38.7
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 2.800
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
Weight range Less than 1 oz
The reverse of coin depicts Jonah praying from the belly of the whale, "thy billows and thy waves passed over me.....yet I will look again towards thy Holy Temple....". In Asian philosophy, the concept of yin yang is used to describe how polar opposites or seemingly contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, in Jonah story to be swallowed by the whale and came back onto dry land have meaning the death and the resurrection. The profile of of the big fish is inspired by the Taoist symbol Taijitu. On coin obverse are shown the face value in Hebrew and English, the Israel State Emblem, "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic, the mint year, inscription "Jonah in the belly of the fish", Jonah 2:1, in the 3 languages, Jonah in prayer.