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 10 Sheqalim ceased to be legal tender on September 4, 1986.
The obverse design was based on a coin issued by Herod Archelaus (4 B.C.E. - 6 C.E.) and features an ancient galley, the emblem of the State of Israel, and the word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.
The reverse design features the denomination "10 Sheqalim" between two stars and the date in Hebrew.
Type 1: Standard copper-nickel issue (1982-1985)
Type 2: Special Hanukkah issue (1984)