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