Following the establishment of the State in 1948, the government of Israel requested the Israel Numismatic Society to propose the designs for a new series of coins. One example from the series is smallest denomination known as the 100 Pruta or 100 Prutot.
The denomination ceased to be recognized as legal tender February 22, 1980.
The obverse design was based on a coin from Bar-Kochba (132 - 135 C.E.) and features a palm tree. Above & below the design is the word “Israel” in both Hebrew and Arabic.
The reverse design features the denomination "100 Pruta" and the date in Hebrew inside two stylized olive branches around the rim.
Type 1 - Coins were made of copper/nickel and had a milled coin edge (1949 & 1955 issues)
Type 2 - Coins were made of nickel/steel and had a smooth coin edge (1954 issues).
|1954||720,000||Type 2 issues|
|1955||5,868,000||Type 1 issues|
General Market Notes
With more than 12 million coins produced supply is more than enough to make this an affordable coin. Though the 1949 proof coin with a mintage of only 20,000 is entirely different and can command some high prices.