Israel New Agora: 1980-1982


Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1980-1982
Number of Types: 1
Composition: Aluminum 97%, Magnesium 3%
Diameter: 15 mm
Weight: 0.6 grams
Total Mintage: 202,000,000 (circulation)
Edge: Smooth


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.

The motif for the New Agora was retained from the previous Agora from 1960-1980. The new Agora ceased to be legal tender on September 4, 1985.


The obverse design was based on the a coin of Agrippa I (37 - 44 C.E.) and features three ears of barley as well as the word “Israel” in both Hebrew and Arabic.

The reverse design features the denomination ""1 Agora" and the date in Hebrew.

Obverse Reverse

General Market Notes

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