|"French Lamp" 1978/5739
Israel's 13th Hanukka Coin
Issued by the Bank of Israel to commemorate the Hanukka Festival. The coin displays a 14th century Lamp from France.
Description of the Coin
A French Lamp with the Hebrew inscription, "Hanukkiya from France, 14th Century". The Proof coin is struck with a small Hebrew 'mem' at the bottom. The uncirculated coin is struck with a six pointed star.
The inscription in Hebrew: "25 Lirot". The word "Israel" in English, Hebrew and Arabic. The date "5739-1978" in Hebrew and English.
||25 Lirot Unc.
||25 Lirot Proof
Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a normal planchet. The coin displays a matte type appearance. A small six pointed "Star of David" mintmark struck on the "French Lamp" coin at the bottom.
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 "French Lamp" coin at the bottom.
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