10 Lirot Peace - 21st Anniversary of Independence
|Value||10 Lirot (10 ILP)|
|Currency||Israeli pound/lira (1952-1980)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
Peace - 21st Anniversary of Independence
The design is composed of an artistic depiction of the four Hebrew letters that form the word "Shalom", while the right-hand-side of the first letter "Shin" in "Shalom" on the right, contains three of the seven branches of the Menorah. Around the upper border is the face value, "10 Israeli Lirot" in Hebrew on the silver and "100 Israeli Lirot" on the gold. The mint year 5729-1969 is engraved in the border, to the right in Hebrew and to the in English.
Engraver: Zelig Segal
In the center, in stylized letters, is part of the verse concerning the death of Moses: "And no-one knew his burial place". The letters are arranged in the form of a monument and beneath is the reference: "Deuteronomy 34:6". Below, right, is a steel helmet covered by a net with an olive sapling rising from it. The word "Israel" appears below in the center in Hebrew and around the upper right border Arabic and English.
Engraver: Nathan Kar
Translation: 21st Year of the State of Israel
The gold coin is smooth on the edge, bearing no inscription.
This commemorative coin, dedicated to the first Jewish soldier whose burial place remains unknown, bears the inscription from the book of Deuteronomy (34:6) depicting the death of Moses, whose sepulcher remains unknown. A special tombstone has been erected in memory of the missing soldiers, in the military cemetery on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, inside the section of "The Missing Soldiers". The coin is also dedicated to our quest for peace; for the right of the Jewish people to live in freedom in their own land, in peace and independence, which has cost the lives of our soldiers.
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|5729 (1969)||39,884||23.37||75%||חשכ"ט San Francisco mint|
|5729 (1969) מ||19,838||20.44||26%||חשכ"ט Proof; San Francisco mint|
|5729 (1969) ק||20,185||14%||חשכ"ט Kretschmer-Jerusalem|
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