Real people used these coins
to buy stuff in their daily life.
This coin is from the year 1967-84 and is no
longer in use. On one side is the value in
Hebrew and the Hebrew
year. On the other side, there is a symbol of
three pomegranates, the name Israel in Hebrew
English and Arabic and the Menorah, which is the
symbol of the state of Israel. The coin is made
of a shining silverish metal and is quite big
for a coin: 28 millimeters in diameter.
Here are some important details about this coin:
Diameter: 27.5 mm.
Weight: 9 gr.
Edge: Alternatingly milled and smooth.
Obverse: Three pomegranates; the emblem of the
State of Israel; "Israel" in Hebrew, Arabic and
Origin of motif: Coin minted during the war of
the Jews against Rome (66 - 70 C.E.).
Reverse: The denomination "1" between two stars;
"One Israeli Pound" and the date in Hebrew.
Alloy: Copper 75%, nickel 25%.
Design: Obverse: Rothschild and Lippman.
Reverse: Zvi Narkiss.
Date of first issue: mid-September, 1967.
Ceased to be legal tender: March 31, 1984.