|"Yemen Lamp" 1982/5743
Israel's 17th Hanukka Coin
Issued by the Bank of Israel to commemorate the Hanukka Festival. The coin displays a 19th century Lamp from Yemen.
Description of the Coin
A Yemen Lamp with the inscription in ancient Yemenite script, "Yemenite Hanukka lamp - I will rise as a datepalm".
The inscription in Hebrew: "1 Sheqel" or "2 Sheqalim". The word "Israel" in English, Hebrew and Arabic. The date "5743-1982" 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.
||1 Sheqel Unc.
||2 Sheqalim Proof
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 "Yemen 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 "Yemen Lamp" coin at the bottom.
ASW: actual silver weight.
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