Israel 250 Pruta: 1949


Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1949
Composition: Copper 75%, Nickel 25%
Diameter: 32.2 mm
Weight: 14.1 grams
Total Mintage: 2,020,000 (circulation)
Edge: Milled


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 250 Pruta or 250 Prutot.

The denomination ceased to be recognized as legal tender February 22, 1980.


The obverse design was based on a coin minted during the war of the Jews against Rome (66 - 70 C.E.) and features three palm branches. Above & below the design is the word “Israel” in both Hebrew and Arabic.

The reverse design features the denomination "250 Pruta" and the date in Hebrew inside two stylized olive branches around the rim.

Obverse Reverse
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