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"Persian Lamp" 1989/5750
Persian Lamp Hanukka Coin
Israel's 24th Hanukka Coin

Issued by the Bank of Israel. The coin displays a seventeenth century Hanukka lamp from Persia.

Description of the Coin


A Hanukka Lamp from Persia. It is inscribed in Hebrew, "Hanukkiya from Persia, 17th century".


The inscription in Hebrew "1 Sheqel" or "2 Sheqalim". The word "Israel" in English, Hebrew and Arabic. The date "5750-1989" in Hebrew and English. The State Emblem is at the right. The Proof coin is struck with a small Hebrew 'mem' below the State Emblem. The uncirculated coin is struck with a six pointed star.

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
H 24 1 Sheqel Unc. Silver/.850 30mm 14.4 grams .3935 oz 6,171 20.00
H 24a 2 Sheqalim Proof Silver/.850 37mm 28.8 grams .7870 oz 6,282 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 "Persian Lamp" coin below the State Emblem.

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 "Persian Lamp" coin below the State Emblem.

ASW: actual silver weight.

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