|"Cochin Lamp" 1990/5751
Israel's 25th Hanukka Coin
Issued by the Bank of Israel. The coin displays a nineteenth century Hanukka lamp from Cochin.
The city of Cochin is in southwest India. A Jewish community thrived in the city until the mass Aliya to Israel in the early 1950's.
Description of the Coin
A Hanukka Lamp from Cochin. It is inscribed in Hebrew, "Hanukkiya from Cochin, 19th century".
The inscription in Hebrew "1 Sheqel" or "2 Sheqalim". The word "Israel" in English, Hebrew and Arabic. The date "5751-1990" in Hebrew and English. The State Emblem is at the top. The Proof coin is struck with a small Hebrew 'mem' at the bottom. The uncirculated coin is struck with a six pointed star.
||1 Sheqel Unc.
|H 25 a
||2 Sheqalim Proof
Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a standard planchet. It will display a matte type appearance. A small six pointed "Star of David" mintmark struck on the "Cochin 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 is struck on the "Cochin Lamp" coin at the bottom.
ASW: actual silver weight.
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