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Israel Coin Collection

These are the coins from my home country, Israel. Though none of these coins were brought over by me because I was very young when I moved to Canada. These coins were given to me by my grandparents.

AGORA AND POUND SERIES 1960 - After the government decided to change the division of the Israel pound from 1,000 prutot to 100 agorot, the new coins were put into circulation starting January 1, 1960. The name "agora" was taken from 1 Sam. 2:36.

FrontReverseDescriptionSpecifications# of extras for trading
1 Agora - Three ears of barley; "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic.Diameter: 20 mm
Weight: 1.03 gr
Edge: Scalloped
Year of issue:1960
10 Agorot - Palm tree; "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic on reverse.Diameter: 21.5 mm
Weight: 5 gr
Edge: Smooth
Year of issue:1960
1
1 Pound - Three pomegranates; the emblem of the State of Israel; "Israel" in Hebrew, Arabic and English.Diameter: 27.5 mm
Weight: 9 gr
Edge: Alternatingly milled and smooth.
Year of issue:1967

NEW AGORA AND SHEQEL SERIES, 1980 - With the introduction of the sheqel on February 24, 1980, a series of new agora coins was put into circulation. One new agora was equal to ten (old) agorot.

FrontReverseDescriptionSpecifications# of extras for trading
1 Agora - Palm tree; "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic.Diameter: 15 mm
Weight: 0.6 gr gr
Edge: Smooth
Year of issue:1980
2
5 Agorot - The emblem of the State of Israel; "Israel" in Hebrew, Arabic and English.Diameter: 18.5 mm
Weight: 0.9 gr gr
Edge: Milled
Year of issue:1980
10 Agorot -Three pomegranates; the emblem of the State of Israel; "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.Diameter: 16 mm
Weight: 2.1 gr gr
Edge: Milled
Year of issue:1980
2
1/2 Shekel - Double cornucopia with pendant ribbon; the emblem of the State of Israel; "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.Diameter: 20 mm
Weight: 3 gr
Edge: Milled
Year of issue:1980
2
1 Shekel - Chalice; "Sheqel Israel" in Hebrew.Diameter: 23 mm
Weight: 5 gr
Edge: Alternatingly milled and smooth.
Year of issue:1981
3
5 Shekalim - Double cornucopia with pendant ribbon; the emblem of the State of Israel; "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.Diameter: 24 mm
Weight: 6.1 gr
Edge: Milled
Year of issue:1981
10 Shekalim - Ancient galley; the emblem of the State of Israel; "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.Diameter: 26 mm
Weight: 8 gr
Edge: Smooth
Year of issue:1982
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AGORA AND NEW SHEQEL SERIES, 1985 - On September 4, 1985 the sheqel was replaced by the new sheqel, which is equal to 1,000 old sheqalim. A series of new denomination coins was put into circulation together with the new banknotes of the first series.

FrontReverseDescriptionSpecifications# of extras for trading
1 Agora - Ancient galley; the emblem of the State of Israel; "Israel" in Hebrew, Arabic and English.Diameter: 17 mm
Weight: 2 gr
Edge: Smooth
Year of issue: September 4, 1985
4
5 Agorot - Replica of a coin from the fourth year of the war of the Jews against Rome depicting a lulav between two etrogim; the emblem of the State of Israel; "Israel" in Hebrew, Arabic and English.Diameter: 19.5 mm
Weight: 3 gr
Edge: Smooth
Year of issue:1985
1
10 Agorot - replica of a coin issued by Mattathias Antigonus (37 - 40 B.C.E.) with the menorah; the emblem of the State of Israel; "Israel" in Hebrew, Arabic and English.Diameter: 22 mm
Weight: 4 gr
Edge: Smooth
Year of issue:1985
4
1/2 Shekel -Lyre; the emblem of the State of Israel.Diameter: 26 mm
Weight: 6.5 gr
Edge: Smooth
Year of issue:1985
1
1 Shekel - Roaring lion; the emblem of the State of Israel; "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.Diameter: 18 mm
Weight: 4 gr
Edge: Smooth
Year of issue:1985
1
1 Shekel (Commermorative) - An image of Maimonides (Rambam).Diameter: 18 mm
Weight: 4 gr
Edge: Smooth
Year of issue:1988

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