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"The Knesset" 1965/5725

The 17th Anniversary of the State of Israel.

A 5 Lirot coin that commemorates the opening of the new Parliament building in Jerusalem.

Knesset postcard

Description of the Coin


The Parliament building with the inscription below in Hebrew, "The Knesset".

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


The State emblem. The word "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic appears below the menorah with the dates "5725/1965" in Hebrew and English. At the bottom, the denomination "5 Israeli Lirot".

The edge of each coin is inscribed in Hebrew, "Seventeenth Year of the State of Israel."

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
A 8 5 Lirot Unc. .900 silver 34 mm 25 grams .7234 oz 25,187 25.00
A 8a 5 Lirot Proof .900 silver 34 mm 25 grams .7234 oz 7,577 30.00

Knesset Silver Coin Knesset Silver Coin

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

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