Israel 5 Agorot: 1985-2008


Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1985-2008
Number of Types: 3
Composition: Copper 92%, Aluminum 6%, Nickel 2%     
Diameter: 19.5 mm
Weight: 3 grams
Total Mintage: approximate 188,128,848 (circulation)
Edge: Smooth


On September 4, 1985 the sheqel as well as the minor coinage (Agora & Agorot) were replaced by the new sheqel, which is equal to 1,000 old sheqalim. A series of new denomination coins were put into circulation.  

The 5 Agorot ceased to be legal tender on January 1, 2008.


The obverse design was re-used from the 50 Sheqalim issued from 1984 to 1985 and features the emblem of the State of Israel and "Israel" in Hebrew .   

The reverse design features the denomination "5" on a square background; "Agorot" in Hebrew and English; the date in Hebrew.


Though a short series there were three types of designs all based on different reverses 
Type 1: Standard reverse design (1985-2008)
Type 2: Special Hanukkah reverse design (1987-2008)
Type 3: 40th Anniversary of Independence (1988)

Obverse   Reverse
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General Market Notes

Coins were made in large abundance and readily available and at extremely affordable prices.

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