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"Yemen Lamp" 1982/5743
Yemen Hanukka Lamp

Israel's 17th Hanukka Coin

Issued by the Bank of Israel to commemorate the Hanukka Festival. The coin displays a 19th century Lamp from Yemen.

Description of the Coin


A Yemen Lamp with the inscription in ancient Yemenite script, "Yemenite Hanukka lamp - I will rise as a datepalm".


The inscription in Hebrew: "1 Sheqel" or "2 Sheqalim". The word "Israel" in English, Hebrew and Arabic. The date "5743-1982" in Hebrew and English. The State Emblem is at the top. The Proof coin is struck with a small Hebrew 'mem' at the bottom. The uncirculated coin is struck with a six pointed star.

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
H 17 1 Sheqel Unc. Silver/.850 30mm 14.4 grams .3935 oz 14,492 20.00
H 17a 2 Sheqalim Proof Silver/.850 37mm 28.8 grams .7870 oz 8,996 35.00

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Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a standard planchet. It will display a matte type appearance. A small six pointed "Star of David" mintmark struck on the "Yemen 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 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 "Yemen Lamp" coin at the bottom.

ASW: actual silver weight.

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