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"African Lamp" 1963/5724

North African Lamp Coin

Israel's Sixth Hanukka Coin

Issued by the Bank of Israel to commemorate the Hanukka Festival. The coin displays a North African Hanukka Lamp from the 18th century.

Description of the Coin


A North African Hanukka Lamp with the Hebrew inscription, "Hanukkiya from North Africa, 18th century".


The inscription in Hebrew "1 Israel Lira". The word "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic. The date "5724-1963" in Hebrew and English. The Proof coin is struck with a small Hebrew 'mem' below the date.

Cat. No. Denomination Type Diameter Weight Mintage Price
H 6 1 Lira Unc. Copper-nickel 32mm 14 grams 9.966 10.00
H 6a 1 Lira Proof Copper-nickel 32mm 14 grams 5,452 25.00

North African Lamp Coin North African Lamp Coin

North African Lamp Proof Coin North African Lamp Proof Coin

Uncirculated: A Mint State coin struck on a standard quality 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 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 "African Lamp" coin at the bottom.

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