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"Aviation in Israel" 1972/5732

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The 24th Anniversary of the State of Israel.

A 10 Lirot coin to commemorate the development of aviation in the State of Israel.

Description of the Coin


The image of an aircraft in the center of the coin. The wings and tail of the plane form a 'menorah'. The inscription around the rim, "Israel Aviation".

The Proof coin is struck with a small Hebrew 'mem' at the right of the plane. The uncirculated coin with a 6 pointed star.


The word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic around the rim. In the center, the denomination "10 Israeli Lirot". The number 1 simulates a rocket in flight. The year "5732-1972" in Hebrew and English.

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

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
A 15 10 Lirot Unc. .900 silver 37 mm 26 grams .7523 oz 49,870 25.00
A 15a 10 Lirot Proof .900 silver 37 mm 26 grams .7523 oz 15,000 30.00

Aviation Silver Coin Aviation Silver Coin

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

ASW: actual silver weight

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