|"Jerusalem Lamp" 1977/5738
Israel's 12th Hanukka Coin
Issued by the Bank of Israel to commemorate the Hanukka Festival. The coin displays an early 20th century Lamp from Jerusalem.
Description of the Coin
A Jerusalem Lamp with the Hebrew inscription, "Hanukkiya from Jerusalem, 20th century".
The inscription in Hebrew "10 Lirot". The word "Israel" in English, Hebrew and Arabic. The date "5738-1978" in Hebrew and English. The Proof coin is struck with a small Hebrew 'mem' at the bottom. The uncirculated coin is struck with a six pointed star.
The proof coin was struck in 2 varieties. The 'mem' mintmark struck either open or closed'
||10 Lirot Uncirculated
||10 Lirot Proof-Open Mem
||10 Lirot Proof-Closed Mem
Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a normal planchet. The coin displays a matte type appearance. A small six pointed "Star of David" mintmark struck on the "Jerusalem 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 smooth and neater surface in the fields and a frosted appearance on the raised points of the coin. A higher quality strike. A small Hebrew 'mem' mintmark struck on the "Jerusalem Lamp" coin at the bottom.
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