|"Kibbutz Degania" 1960/5720
The Second coin in the Hanukka Commemorative series
Issued by the Bank of Israel to commemorate the Hanukka Festival and the 50th Anniversary of Degania.
Anti-semitism in Eastern Europe generated a wave of Immigration to the Holyland. Most were young inspired by socialist ideals spawning the rural settlement co-operative. The first "national farm" Kibbutz Degania was established in 1909. These were the pioneers that moved the Jewish community on its course toward an independent state.
Description of the Coin
Trees and Houses of Degania with the Sea of Galilee in the background. The inscription, "Jubilee of Collective Settlement" and "Degania" in Hebrew. The Proof coin is struck with a small Hebrew 'mem' between the 2 Cypress trees.
The denomination "1 Israeli Lira," in Hebrew. The date "5720-1960" in Hebrew and English and "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic.