|"Babylonian Lamp" 1973/5734
Israel's Eighth Hanukka Coin
Issued by the Bank of Israel to commemorate the Hanukka Festival. The coin displays a Babylonian Hanukka Lamp of the eighteenth century.
Description of the Coin
A Babylonian Hanukka Lamp with the Hebrew inscription, "Hanukkiya from Babylonia, 18th century".
The inscription in Hebrew: "5 Lirot". The word "Israel" in English, Hebrew and Arabic. The date "5734-1973" in Hebrew and English. The Proof coin is struck with a small Hebrew 'mem' below the number 5. The uncirculated coin is struck with a six pointed star of "David".
||5 Lirot Unc.
||5 Lirot Proof
Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a standard planchet. The coin displays a matte type appearance. A small six pointed "Star of David" mintmark struck on the "Babylonian 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 "Babylonian Lamp" coin at the bottom
ASW: actual silver weight
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