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"Algerian Lamp" 1986/5747
Algerian Lamp Hanukka Coin

Israel's 21st Hanukka Coin

This is the 21st Hanukka coin issued by the Bank of Israel. The coin displays a nineteenth century Hanukka lamp from Algeria.

Description of the Coin


A Hanukka Lamp from Algeria. It is inscribed in Hebrew, "Hanukkiya from Algeria, 19th century".


The inscription in Hebrew: "1 Sheqel" or "2 Sheqalim". The word "Israel" in English, Hebrew and Arabic. The date "5747-1986" 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 21 1 Sheqel Unc. Silver/.850 30mm 14.4 grams .3935 oz 8,227 20.00
H 21a 2 Sheqalim Proof Silver/.850 37mm 28.8 grams .7870 oz 8,343 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 "Algerian 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 "Algerian Lamp" coin at the bottom.

ASW: actual silver weight.

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