|"Damascus Lamp" 1974/5735
Israel's Ninth Hanukka Coin
Issued by the Bank of Israel to commemorate the Hanukka Festival. The coin displays a Damascus Lamp of the eighteenth century.
Description of the Coin
A Damascus Hanukka Lamp with the Hebrew inscription, "Hanukkiya from Damascus, 18th century".
The inscription in Hebrew "10 Lirot". The word "Israel" in English, Hebrew and Arabic. The date "5735-1974" in Hebrew and English. The Proof coin is struck with a small Hebrew 'mem' at the bottom, below "Israel". The uncirculated coin is struck with a six pointed star.
||10 Lirot Unc.
||10 Lirot Proof
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 "Damascus 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 mirror-like surface in the fields and a frosted appearance on the raised points of the coin. A small Hebrew 'mem' mintmark struck on the "Damascus Lamp" coin at the bottom.
ASW: actual silver weight
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