New Gate

Silver 999, 38.7 mm, 1 oz

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Issuing Year 2019
Material Silver
Fineness 999
Weight 1 oz.
Diameter 38.7 mm
Max Mintage 1800
Design Zvika Roitman

Fourth in the "Gates of Jerusalem" Numismatic Bullion Series

The New Gate in the Jerusalem Old City Wall was built in 1889 by the Ottoman authorities. Relatively speaking, it is the newest gate out of the main 8 gates in the walls and was built at their highest point.

The New Gate rendered the passage between the Old City of Jerusalem and the Christian institutions across the street, more convenient.
While the other gates within the walls of the Old City are more impressive in appearance with more decorative elements, the New Gate is plainer and consists of a single opening in the wall. The other gates were fortified in the 16thcentury when defensive needs were greater. Security conditions had improved by the late 19th century and the Greek Orthodox Church undertook the construction of shops, storerooms, stables, and residential apartments along the street leading to the gate. Thus the area close to the gate became a lively traffic and trading area.

The New Gate was blocked from 1948, when it was closed by the Jordanians, until 1967, when it was reopened by the Israel Defense Forces, after the Six-Day War.

Obverse: New Gate, inscription in English and Hebrew, "New Gate", on the gold version "1oz. fine gold.9999, on the silver "1oz. fine silver.999", and the mint year.
Common Reverse of the Series: Stylized map of the Gates in the Wall around the Old City of Jerusalem. border inscription in English and Hebrew, "Gates of Jerusalem" and, below, The Holy Land Mint logo.

Design: Zvika Roitman

Engraving: Tidhar Dagan

Minting: The Holy Land Mint

Issue Name: New Gate

Series Name: Gates of Jerusalem

Catalog SKU Condition Diameter Issuing Year Material Name Quantity Weight
23093380 38.7 mm 2019 Silver New Gate 1800 1 oz.
33093320 32 mm 2019 Gold/9999 New Gate 1800 1 oz.