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"Mikveh Israel Centenary" 1970/5730

The 22nd Anniversary of the State of Israel. Commemorative coin issued by the Bank of Israel.

A 10 Lirot coin that commemorates the hundredth anniversary of the opening of the first agricultural school in Israel "Mikveh Israel."

Mikveh Israel School

Description of the Coin


The image of a plough with inscription in Hebrew, "Centenary of Mikveh Israel." At the bottom, the inscription, "Kol Israel Haverim" (Alliance Israelite Universelle), the group responsible for the founding of the school.

The Proof coin is struck with a small Hebrew 'mem' at the right of the plough.


The denomination "10 Israeli Lirot" with a stalk of corn at the left. The school building in the center, with the dates "1870-1970" in Hebrew and English. The word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic around the rim. The uncirculated coin has been found with a double strike on the reverse.

The edge of each coin is inscribed in Hebrew, "Twenty-Second Year of the State of Israel."

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight ASW Mintage Price
A 13 10 Lirot Unc. .900 silver 37 mm 26 grams .7523 oz 47,547 25.00
A 13a 10 Lirot Proof .900 silver 37 mm 26 grams .7523 oz 22,474 30.00
A 13b 10 Lirot Double Struck .900 silver 37 mm 26 grams .7523 oz ~ 75.00

Mikveh Silver Coin Mikveh Silver Coin

Mikveh Silver Proof Coin Mikveh Silver Proof Coin

Mikveh Silver Coin Double Struck

Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a standard planchet. The coin displays a matte type appearance.

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 "Mikveh" coin at the right.

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