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"Tunisian Lamp" 1988/5749

Tunisian Lamp Hanukka Coin

Israel's 23rd Hanukka Coin

Issued by the Bank of Israel. The coin displays a nineteenth century Hanukka lamp from Tunisia.

Description of the Coin


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


The inscription in Hebrew "1 Sheqel" or "2 Sheqalim". The word "Israel" in English, Hebrew and Arabic. The date "5749-1988" 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 Diam. Weight ASW Mintage Price
H 23 1 Sheqel Unc. Silver/.850 30mm 14.4 grams .3935 oz 6,688 20.00
H 23a 2 Sheqalim Proof Silver/.850 37mm 28.8 grams .7870 oz 7,110 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 "Tunisian 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 "Tunisian Lamp" coin at the bottom.

ASW: actual silver weight.

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