New sheqel: coin from State of Israel (1985-...)


1/2 new sheqel, 2002: State of Israel

1/2 new sheqel, 2002: State of Israel

Date on coin: התשס״ב — JE 5762 (JE: "Jewish calendar" — also called Hebrew calendar) = 2002 (Gregorian calendar).

חדש שקל 1/2: ½ new sheqel.


اسرائيل - ISRAEL - ישראל: the name of the state is indicated in three languages: Arabic, English and Hebrew.

The Emblem of Israel: temple menorah surrounded by an olive branch on each side, with the word "Israel" written in Hebrew.

12-stringed kinnor (harp or lyre) with flower ornament embellished with a line of pearls (the seal of princess Ma'adana).

It is interesting that this type of coin of different years was minted at a number of mints around the world: Israel, South Korea, Chile, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Australia... Quite a rare phenomenon in numismatics.

  • Aluminium-bronze: 26 mm - 6.5 g
  • Reference price: 0.2$

COIN NEW SHEQEL — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. STATE OF ISRAEL (1985-...): new sheqel = 100 agora

About the name of the coin new sheqel (Hebrew "שקל חדש" — "sheqel ẖadash"): in 1985 a monetary reform was carried out in Israel, the result of which was the introduction of a new sheqel in place of the old sheqel. It is interesting that at first the name of the coin was indicated in Latin as "new sheqel", while since 2015 — "new shekel" (from a formal point of view, this is a separate numismatic term).