Israel 10 Agorot: 1985 - Present


Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1985-Present
Number of Types: 3
Composition: Copper 92%, Aluminum 6%, Nickel 2%
Diameter: 22 mm
Weight: 4 grams
Total Mintage: still in production (circulation)
Edge: Smooth


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)

Obverse Reverse
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General Market Notes

Coins were made in large abundance and readily available and at extremely affordable prices.

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