Israel 100 Sheqalim: 1984-1985


Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1984-1985
Number of Types: 2
Composition: Copper 75%, Nickel 25%
Diameter: 29 mm
Weight: 10.82 grams
Total Mintage: 51,666,000 (circulation)
Edge: Reeded


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 100 Sheqalim ceased to be legal tender on September 4, 1986.


The obverse design was based on a coin issued by Mattathias Antigonus (37 - 40 B.C.E.) and features a the seven-branched candelabrum, the emblem of the State of Israel and the words "Sheqel Israel" in Hebrew.

The reverse design features the denomination "100 Sheqalim" and the date in Hebrew.

Type 1: Standard copper-nickel issue (1984-1985)
Type 2: Special Hanukkah issue (1985)

Obverse Reverse
100SheqalimOBV.JPG 100SheqalimREV.JPG

General Market Notes

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