Historic, Limited Release Gold Bullion from The Holy Land Mint and The Franklin Mint

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The Franklin Mint introduces the first gold bullion by the Bank of Israel, The Tower of David – available to the public while they last. Only a small number of these coins will be available for purchase in the United States.

“The release of a nation’s first bullion coin happens only once and with such a small limited minting, we’re expecting the remaining coins to be in extraordinary demand.”

The Franklin Mint, industry leader in fine collectibles, jewelry and coins is now offering the Tower of David gold bullion coin, the first gold bullion ever issued by the Bank of Israel and The Holy Land Mint. The remarkable worldwide mintage is limited to a total of just 3,600 coins. “With such a low minting, we’re very fortunate to have secured a limited number of these magnificent coins in their original official government packaging. We’re excited to be able to offer them to the public,” says Walter J. Kole, Chief Numismatist for The Franklin Mint.

Bold, Powerful and Ancient Artistry
Designed by Meir Eshel, the Tower of David is the very first coin in a new annual series from The Holy Land Mint, aptly named “Jerusalem of Gold.” The coin’s obverse bears a roaring lion, The Lion of Megiddo, the exact design from a 2800 year old ancient seal discovered in the archaeological digs at Megiddo (Armageddon), in the Jordan Valley. The reverse of the coin depicts the famous Tower of David–an iconic landmark near Jaffe Gate (originally constructed in Second Century BCE), rising above the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.

A Rapid Sell-out Anticipated
The Tower of David bullion coin has a diameter of 32 millimeters (over 1¼ inches) and contains one Troy ounce of .9999 Fine Gold. While the official release date was Jerusalem Day, May 12, 2010, many coin collectors have not seen or heard about this release until now. “The release of a nation’s first bullion coin happens only once and with such a small limited minting, we’re expecting the remaining coins to be in extraordinary demand.” says Mr. Kole.

For information on how to acquire the Tower of David gold bullion, please contact 1-800-THE-MINT, or log on to http://www.FranklinMint.com/FirstGold for more information.

About The Franklin Mint

An American institution, The Franklin Mint was founded in 1964 and is known worldwide for its innovative design, meticulous attention to detail and creation of the highest-quality collectibles in the world. The Franklin Mint’s peerless archives contain over 12,000 products, including Limited Edition fine art sculptures, heirloom dolls, commemorative coins, designer jewelry, precision die-cast models and historic reproductions, as well as collections honoring some of the world’s most revered individuals and institutions.

As originators of many direct marketing techniques still in use today, The Franklin Mint has been bringing heirloom treasures to tens of millions of people around the world for almost five decades. Their line of fine products have included some of the all-time best-selling collectibles, including Monopoly® – The Collector’s Edition, the original Civil War Chess Set and numerous successful licensed programs with Chevrolet®, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Ford, General Motors®, Harley-Davidson® Motorcycles, John Wayne®, Marilyn Monroe™, the Smithsonian Institution and Paramount Studios.

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