5 Lirot 10th Anniversary of Independence


Country Israel
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 5718 (1958)
Calendar Hebrew
Value 5 Lirot (5 ILP)
Currency Israeli pound/lira (1952-1980)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 25 g
Diameter 34 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1980
References KM# 21
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

10th Anniversary of Independence


In the upper left corner the word "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic with the mint year "5718-1958". Below is the face value of "5 Israeli Lirot" in Hebrew.

לירות ישראליות

Engraver: Miriam Karoli


In an incuse trapezoid with rounded edges appears a stylized seven-branched Menorah.

Engraver: Miriam Karoli


Around it appears the legend "10th Year of the State of Israel" facing the obverse or the reverse side.

Lettering: שנת עשר למדינת ישראל

Translation: Year Ten of the State of Israel


The seven-branched Menorah, among the best known symbols of Judaism^ is also a well-known numismatic symbol in Jewish history. It was found on coins from the period of the rule of Mattathias Antigonus, the last of the Hasmoneans. After the destruction of the Second Temple the Romans pillaged all the sacred vessels. The pictorial replica of the seven-branched Menorah which was in the Temple, was preversed in a relief in the Titus Arch in Rome. The State of Israel adopted that Menorah as its national emblem, symbolic of a return to the glory of ancient days.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
5718 (1958)  97,860 22.06 98% תשי׳׳ח (BU)
5718 (1958) מ 2,000 6% תשי׳׳ח (Proof)

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