|"African Lamp" 1963/5724
Israel's Sixth Hanukka Coin
Issued by the Bank of Israel to commemorate the Hanukka Festival. The coin displays a North African Hanukka Lamp from the 18th century.
Description of the Coin
A North African Hanukka Lamp with the Hebrew inscription, "Hanukkiya from North Africa, 18th century".
The inscription in Hebrew "1 Israel Lira". The word "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic. The date "5724-1963" in Hebrew and English. The Proof coin is struck with a small Hebrew 'mem' below the date.
||1 Lira Unc.
||1 Lira Proof
Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a standard quality 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 smooth and neater surface in the fields and a frosted appearance on the raised points of the coin. A higher quality strike. A small Hebrew 'mem' mintmark struck on the "African Lamp" coin at the bottom.
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