The Jordan River has been chosen as the subject for the second coin in the series of coins picturing the magnificent views of Israel. The lowest river in the world and longest in Israel with a meandering course of 250 km and hardly more than 30m at its widest point, the Jordan River flows from 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 from 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. The Jordan River has become one of the popular tourist sites of Israel. The coin pictures a beautiful view of the hilly northern part of the river's course and characteristic vegetation on the banks of the river. On the obverse, The Face Value, Israel State Emblem, "Israel" in English, Hebrew and Arabic, the Mint Year and Mint Mark, the Jordan River as it appears on the map, flowing from the north, southwards, connecting between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. On the 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.
WtSpec: 1 oz
Denomination: 2 New Sheqel