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"Prague Lamp" 1983/5744

Prague Lamp Hanukka Coin

Israel's 18th Hanukka Coin

Issued by the Bank of Israel to commemorate the Hanukka Festival. The coin displays an 18th century Lamp from Prague.

Description of the Coin


A Prague Lamp with the Hebrew inscription, "Hanukkiya from Prague, 18th century". Images of Moses and Aaron at the sides of the lamp.


The inscription in Hebrew "1 Sheqel" or "2 Sheqalim". The word "Israel" in English, Hebrew and Arabic. The date "5744-1983" in Hebrew and English. The State Emblem is at the bottom. 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 18 1 Sheqel Unc. Silver/.850 30 mm 14.4 grams .3935 oz 12,777 20.00
H 18a 2 Sheqalim Proof Silver/.850 37 mm 28.8 grams .7870 oz 10,894 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 "Prague 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 "Prague Lamp" coin at the bottom.

ASW: actual silver weight.

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