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"Life" 1966/5726

Life Silver Coin

The 18th Anniversary of the State of Israel.

This 5 Lirot coin celebrates "Chai" which in Hebrew means both the number "18" and "Life". The fulfillment of the commandments, a wishful and hopeful reference to life, "Israel Lives On".

Description of the Coin


The inscription in Hebrew, "Am Israel Hai", which translates "The People of Israel Lives On." Around the rim, in Hebrew, "18 Years of the State of Israel".


The inscription "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic with the dates "1966/5726" in Hebrew and English. At the bottom, the denomination "5 Israeli Lirot".

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

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

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
A 9 5 Lirot Unc. .900 silver 34 mm 25 grams .7234 oz 32,394 25.00
A 9a 5 Lirot Proof .900 silver 34 mm 25 grams .7234 oz 10,408 30.00

Life Silver Coin Life Silver Coin

Life Silver Proof Coin Life 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 "Life" coin at the right.

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