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"Science in Israel" 1971/5731

Science Silver Coins

The 23rd Anniversary of the State of Israel.

A 10 Lirot coin to commemorate the development of the science-based industries in Israel.

Description of the Coin


The image of a molecule in motion. The inscription, "Science in the Service of Industry" around the rim.


The denomination "10 Israeli Lirot". Below, the atomic reactor building at Nahal Sorek, with the date "5731-1971" in Hebrew and English. "Israel" inscribed in Hebrew, English and Arabic around the rim.

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

The uncirculated coin was issued by both the Utrecht Mint and the Jerusalem Mint. (No Star and Star variety.) The first coin to carry the six-pointed "Star of David" to identify the uncirculated strikes of the Jerusalem Mint. (Star at the left of the building)

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

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
A14 10 Lirot Unc. .900 silver 37 mm 26 grams .7523 oz 29,982 25.00
A14a 10 Lirot Proof .900 silver 37 mm 26 grams .7523 oz 17,501 30.00
A14b 10 Lirot "Star" .900 silver 37 mm 26 grams .7523 oz 22,700 25.00

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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 "Science" coin at the right.

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