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"Israel Museum" 1964/5724

The 16th Anniversary of the State of Israel.

A 5 Lirot coin that commemorates the opening of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

Museum postcard

Description of the Coin


The museum buildings with the inscription in Hebrew, "Israel Museum Jerusalem."


The denomination "5 Israeli Lirot" at the top. An 8th century BCE pillar from Ramat Rachel. The word "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic appears on the pillar with the dates "5724/1964" in Hebrew and English.

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

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
A 7 5 Lirot Unc. .900 silver 34 mm 25 grams 11,007 30.00
A 7a 5 Lirot Proof .900 silver 34 mm 25 grams 4,461 35.00

Museum Silver Coin Museum Silver Coin

Museum Silver Proof Coin Museum 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 "Museum" coin at the bottom.

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