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 10 New Agorot was reused from the previous Lira from 1967-1980. The 10 New Agorot ceased to be legal tender on February 28, 1985.
The obverse was designed by Rothschild and Lippman. The obverse design was based on a coin minted during the war of the Jews against Rome (66 - 70 C.E.) and features three pomegranates, the emblem of the State of Israel as well as the word “Israel” in both Hebrew and Arabic.
The reverse design features the denomination "10 Agorot" and the date in Hebrew.