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"Russian Lamp" 1972/5733
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Israel's Seventh Hanukka Coin

This is the seventh coin issued by the Bank of Israel to commemorate the Hanukka Festival. The coin displays a Russian Hanukkah Lamp of modern design.


Description of the Coin

Front

A Russian Hanukka Lamp with the Hebrew inscription, "Hanukkiya from Russia, 20th century". The Proof coin is struck with a small Hebrew 'mem' below the inscription. The uncirculated coin is struck with a six pointed star.

Reverse

The inscription in Hebrew: "25th Anniversary of the State of Israel - 5 Lirot". The word "Israel" in English and Arabic. The date "5733-1972" in Hebrew and English. The denomination "5" with the State Emblem.


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
H 7 5 Lirot Unc. Silver/.750 34mm 20 grams .4822 oz 74,544 20.00
H 7a 5 Lirot Proof Silver/.750 34mm 20 grams .4822 oz 22,376 22.00


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Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a normal planchet. The coin displays a matte type appearance. A small six pointed "Star of David" mintmark struck on the "Russian Lamp" coin at the bottom.

Proof: A coin which was made with special care. The coins are struck with extra pressure using polished dies. The planchets are specially selected and polished. The coins exhibit a smooth and neater surface in the fields and a frosted appearance on the raised points of the coin. A higher quality strike. A small Hebrew 'mem' mintmark struck on the "Russian Lamp" coin at the bottom.

ASW: actual silver weight


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