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"French Lamp" 1978/5739

French Hanukka Lamp

Israel's 13th Hanukka Coin


Issued by the Bank of Israel to commemorate the Hanukka Festival. The coin displays a 14th century Lamp from France.


Description of the Coin

Front

A French Lamp with the Hebrew inscription, "Hanukkiya from France, 14th Century". The Proof coin is struck with a small Hebrew 'mem' at the bottom. The uncirculated coin is struck with a six pointed star.

Reverse

The inscription in Hebrew: "25 Lirot". The word "Israel" in English, Hebrew and Arabic. The date "5739-1978" in Hebrew and English.


Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
H 13 25 Lirot Unc. copper-nickel 34 mm 15 grams 36,200 3.00
H 13a 25 Lirot Proof copper-nickel 34 mm 15 grams 22,300 6.00


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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 "French 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 "French Lamp" coin at the bottom.


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