|"Science in Israel" 1971/5731
The 23rd Anniversary of the State of Israel.
A 10 Lirot coin to commemorate the development of the science-based industries in Israel.
Description of the Coin
The image of a molecule in motion. The inscription, "Science in the Service of Industry" around the rim.
The denomination "10 Israeli Lirot". Below, the atomic reactor building at Nahal Sorek, with the date "5731-1971" in Hebrew and English. "Israel" inscribed in Hebrew, English and Arabic around the rim.
The Proof coin is struck with a small Hebrew 'mem' at the right of the building.
The uncirculated coin was issued by both the Utrecht Mint and the Jerusalem Mint. (No Star and Star variety.) The first coin to carry the six-pointed "Star of David" to identify the uncirculated strikes of the Jerusalem Mint. (Star at the left of the building)
The edge of each coin is inscribed in Hebrew, "Twenty-third Year of the State of Israel."