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Bullion coin featuring menorah released in Israel


The Knesset menorah, the third Israeli bullion coin in the Jerusalem Gold series, was issued by the Bank of Israel on May 20 in celebration of Jerusalem Day.

The seven-branched menorah (candelabrum) is a national symbol in Israel. The Knesset menorah is a bronze menorah that bears reliefs taken from Jewish history and tradition. The menorah was built by Benno Elkan, a British Jewish artist. The menorah, which is more than four metres high, was given to the State of Israel in 1956 by the UK parli

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