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 motif for the 5 New Agorot was reused from the previous 1/2 Lira from 1963-1980. The 5 New Agorot ceased to be legal tender on September 4, 1985.
The obverse was designed by Rothschild and Lippman. The obverse design was based on the relief of the Arch of Titus and features the emblem of the State of Israel as well as the word “Israel” in both Hebrew and Arabic.
The reverse design features the denomination "5 Agorot" and the date in Hebrew.