July 8th, 2009

ANNIVERSARY COIN: First Appearance of Israel’s National Bird

[CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY] Israel’s 61st anniversary coins focus on the newly-proclaimed national bird of Israel, the Hoopope (“Doochifat” in Hebrew) and the two “runners-up,” the warbler and the goldfinch.

The birds’ pictures grace the obverse of the latest Independence Day coins, designed by Igal Gabay. The flight of birds symbolizes the universal dream of freedom of the spirit.

For ordering information, call toll-free 1-888-421-1866, e-mail medals@coins.co.il, or write to Israel Coins and Medals Corporation, P.O. Box 2040, Nesher 36680, Israel. You may also fax orders to 011-972-4-821-2818. Please send $25 per order for international shipping by registered air mail.

2009 . Issues . July . News and Notes