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"Negev" 1962/5722

A 5 Lirot commemorative coin that spotlights the industrial development of the Negev Desert.

Description of the Coin


A power shovel with the desert in the background. The inscription in Hebrew, "Israel Shall Blossom. "The Proof coin is struck with a small Hebrew 'mem' at the bottom right.


Industrial equipment to the right. The word "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic appears with the dates "1962/5722" in Hebrew and English. The denomination "5" and the Hebrew inscription "Israeli Lirot."

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
A 5 5 Lirot Unc. .900 silver 34 mm 25 grams 10,420 30.00
A 5a 5 Lirot Proof .900 silver 34 mm 25 grams 5,000 35.00

Negev Silver Coin Negev Silver Coin

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Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a standard planchet. The coin displays a matte type appearance.

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 "Negev" coin at the lower right.

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