Agora: coin from State of Israel (1960-...)


1 agora, 1970: State of Israel

1 agora, 1970: State of Israel

Date on coin: תש"ל — JE 5730 (JE: "Jewish calendar" — also called Hebrew calendar) = 1970 (Gregorian calendar).

תש"ל - אגורה: agora - 5730.

ישראל - اسرائيل: name of the state of Israel in Arabic and Hebrew.

Three barley ears.

Coin shape: scalloped.

Coin design: design firm "Rothschild and Lippman" with Gabriel and Maxim Shamir.

Mintage: 17.748.000.

Jerusalem mint.

  • Aluminium: 20 mm - 1.0 g
  • Reference price: 0.2$

Pay attention — in numismatic terminology formally there are a separate coin names: agora and new agora ("agora ẖadaša").

COIN AGORA — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. STATE OF ISRAEL (1960-...): agora = 1/100 pound or lira (1960-1980); agora = 1/100 new sheqel (1985-...)

The name of the agora (plural — agorot) coin was artificially created and was borrowed from the Hebrew Bible, which has the following text: "...and it shall come to pass, that every one that is left in your house shall come and crouch to him for a piece of silver and a morsel of bread...". The phrase "piece of silver" translated from Hebrew as "agorat kessef".