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"Theresienstadt Lamp" 1984/5745

Theresienstadt Lamp Hanukka Coin

Israel's 19th Hanukka Coin

Issued by the Bank of Israel. The coin displays a Hanukka lamp that was made in the Theresienstadt Ghetto. This lamp was made out of iron scrap and automobile parts. It was anonymously donated to the "Yad Vashem" Museum.

Description of the Coin


A Hanukka Lamp from the Theresienstadt Ghetto. It is inscribed in English and Hebrew, "Hanukkiya from Theresienstadt" with the date "24.11.1941 - 9.5.1945".


The inscription in Hebrew: "1 Sheqel" or "2 Sheqalim". The word "Israel" in English, Hebrew and Arabic. The date "5745-1984" in Hebrew and English. The State Emblem is at the left. 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 19 1 Sheqel Unc. Silver/.850 30mm 14.4 grams .3935 oz 10,011 20.00
H 19a 2 Sheqalim Proof Silver/.850 37mm 28.8 grams .7870 oz 11,004 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 "Theresienstadt 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 "Theresienstadt Lamp" coin at the bottom.

ASW: actual silver weight.

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