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)
General Market Notes
Coins were made in large abundance and readily available and at extremely affordable prices.