On September 4, 1985 the sheqel as well as the minor coinage (Agora & Agorot) were replaced by the new sheqel, which is equal to 1,000 old sheqalim. A series of new denomination coins were put into circulation including a new 10 Agorot coin.
The obverse design was re-used from the 100 Sheqalim issued from 1984 to 1985 and features he seven-branched candelabrum; the emblem of the State of Israel; "Israel" in Hebrew, Arabic and English.
The reverse design features the denomination "10" on a square background; "Agorot" in Hebrew and English; the date in Hebrew.
Though a short series there were three types of designs all based on different reverses
Type 1: Standard reverse design (1985-present)
Type 2: Special Hanukkah reverse design (1987-present, from 1995 on only available in mint sets)
Type 3: 40th Anniversary of Independence (1988)
General Market Notes
Coins were made in large abundance and readily available and at extremely affordable prices.