The Government of Israel has approved the Bank of Israel’s proposal to issue a special edition of a coin worth NIS 5 and will be dedicated to Israeli medical staff for their contribution and struggle for the lives and health of the country’s citizens during the Corona plague. Similar coins were issued in various countries including Italy, France and Egypt.
The design of the theme side of the coin was selected as part of a design competition with the participation of 15 graphic designers from Israel. In choosing the final design, the governor of the bank adopted a professor Amir Yaron The recommendations of the Public Committee for the Planning of Banknotes, Coins and Commemorative Coins headed by a retired Supreme Court Justice Jacob Turkel.
The Governor, selected the winning design from the three design proposals selected by the committee as stated and in accordance with the Bank of Israel Law, the details of the coin and its design were approved by the Bank of Israel Board of Directors, headed by Prof. Shuki Shemer, and now also approved by the government. The coin will be issued as a special edition of approximately NIS 5 for the coin circulation, by updating the design of the issue side and dedicating it to the medical staff as stated.
The Bank of Israel intends to issue several million coins of the special edition and these are expected to be distributed for public use through the banking corporations and the Israel Post, by the end of 2021.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett: “The special currency expresses the gratitude of the citizens of Israel to the medical teams in Israel. They are at the forefront of the struggle in Corona and do sacred work from the beginning of the crisis. From doctors and nurses, through HMO staff to the Ministry of Health. To protect the health of Israeli citizens.
“I congratulate the Bank of Israel on the welcome initiative to commemorate their work on a new currency. On behalf of the Government of Israel and the citizens of Israel, I would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to the teams. We will continue to fight the Corona virus and with God’s help – we will win.”
The Governor of the Bank of Israel, Prof. Amir Yaron, said: “The Bank of Israel is proud to commemorate on an official currency of the State of Israel the gratitude of the people of the Israeli medical system, for their uncompromising struggle for the lives and health of the country’s citizens. “The health system in Israel with the corona virus, including the population vaccination campaign, is one of the main pillars that have helped the Israeli economy overcome the economic effects of the health crisis and return to an accelerated recovery path of the Israeli economy.”
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