1973 Bank of Israel Ben Gurion Commemorative Silver Coin
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 1973 Bank of Israel Ben Gurion Commemorative Silver Coin


This coin was issued by the Bank of Israel to honor David Ben Gurion. 

Ben-Gurion was born David Green in Plonsk, Russia. He settled in Palestine in 1906. A Zionist leader, the founder of the Israel Workers' Party (Mapai), the Secretary-General of the General Federation of Labor (Histadrut), and Israel's first Prime Minister. On Friday May 14, 1948 at 4:00 PM in Tel Aviv, David Ben Gurion proclaimed the establishment of the Jewish State, to be called "Israel".

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A bust of Ben-Gurion appears in the center of the coin. Below, the emblem of the State of Israel, and the inscription, "David Ben-Gurion" and "1886-1973" in English and Hebrew.


The State emblem appears in the center of the coin. Around the rim, the denomination, "500" or "25" Lirot in Hebrew. "Israel" in English and Arabic, with the date, "1974" and "5734" in Hebrew below the emblem. The Proof coin mint-marked with a Hebrew 'mem". 

This is a PROOF coin.

Issue Date:         1970

Denomination:    10 Lirot

Type:                   .935 silver

Weight:               0.917123 ounces  (26 grams)

Diameter:           1.45669 inches  (37 mm)

Mintage:             64,193

ASW*:                0.7816 ounces

*ASW ~ Actual Silver Weight

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