Israel 1958 5 lirot

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Goldberg sale 98, lot 3094
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3094 in Goldberg sale 98 (Los Angeles, June 2017), where it sold for $94. The catalog description[1] noted, "Israel. 5 Lirot, 1958. Menorah. Lightly toned. NGC graded Proof 64. WINGS." Massive influx of aid from the United States fueled inflation and coinage reforms in 1960, 1980 and 1985.

Recorded mintage: 97,860 plus 2,000 proofs.

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, 34 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-21; Dav-258.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 98: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2017.

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