New agora: coin from State of Israel (1980-1985)


10 new agorot, 1981: State of Israel

10 new agora, 1981: State of Israel

Date on coin: תשמ׳׳א — JE 5741 (JE: "Jewish calendar" — also called Hebrew calendar) = 1981 (Gregorian calendar).

חדשות אגורות 10: inscription in Hebrew, wrote traditionally from right to left, but with an error in drawing one of the letters (the letter "ח" is mistakenly mirrored in "חדשות") — "10 new agorot".

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.

Three stylized fruits of the pomegranate plant.

Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris, France).

Mintage: 90.000.000.

The Israeli coin "10 agorot 1981" was minted at several mints at the same time: Stuttgart, Jerusalem, Paris. Among themselves, these coins differ in the thickness of the letters. Also, the "French" type is characterized by the aforementioned error in one of the letters. Total mintage: 241.160.000.

  • Copper-nickel: 16 mm - 2.1 g
  • Reference price: 0.3$

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

NEW AGORA (plural — new agorot) as coin name.
The small coin of modern Israel is the agora. A coin with this name appeared for the first time in history only in 1960, despite the centuries-old history of the Jewish people.
Initially, the agora was 1/100 of the local lira, but already in 1980, a new Israeli currency, the sheqel, was put into circulation. The exchange currency of this sheqel was a coin with a new temporary name — "New Agora" ("Agora Hadaša").
However, already in 1985, the modern currency of Israel was introduced — the new sheqel (since 2015: new shekel), which was divided into 100 agorot of a new model, but with the original name — again simply "agora".