Israel 1/2 Sheqel: 1980 1984


Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1980-1984
Number of Types: 1
Composition: Copper 75%, Nickel 25%
Diameter: 20 mm
Weight: 3.03 grams
Total Mintage: 124,888,484 (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 motif for the 1/2 Sheqel was reused from the previous 5 Lirot from 1978-1980. The 1/2 Sheqel ceased to be legal tender on February 28, 1985.


The obverse design was based on an ancient Hebrew seal found at Megiddo and features a roaring lion, the emblem of the State of Israel as well as the word “Israel” in both Hebrew and Arabic.

The reverse design features the denomination "1/2 Sheqel" between two stars and the date in Hebrew.

Obverse Reverse
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General Market Notes

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