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"Seafaring"  1963/5723

The 15th Anniversary of the State of Israel.

A 5 Lirot coin that commemorates the Jewish mariners from the times of King Herod to the present.

Description of the Coin


An ancient ship with the Hebrew inscription "Fifteenth Year of Israel's Freedom."


A steamship with the Bay of Haifa and Mount Carmel in the background. The word "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic appears with the dates "5723/1963" in Hebrew and English. The denomination "5" and the Hebrew inscription, "Israeli Lirot."

The Proof coin is struck with a small Hebrew 'mem' at the bottom.

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
A 6 5 Lirot Unc. .900 silver 34mm 25 grams 5,990 135.00
A 6a 5 Lirot Proof .900 silver 34mm 25 grams 4,500 145.00

Seafaring Silver Coin Seafaring Silver Coin

Seafaring Silver Proof Coin Seafaring Silver Proof Coin

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 "Seafaring" coin at the bottom.

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