Israeli sheqel


Israeli sheqel

Infobox Currency
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image_title_1 =
currency_name_in_local = שקל he icon شيقل ar icon
using_countries = flag|Israel
subunit_ratio_1 = 1/100
subunit_name_1 = new agora
plural = sheqalim (unofficially shkalim)
symbol =
plural_subunit_1 = new agorot
used_coins = 1, 5, 10 new agorot, ½, 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 sheqalim
used_banknotes = 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 5000, 10,000 sheqalim
issuing_authority = Bank of Israel
issuing_authority_website = www.bankisrael.gov.il

The sheqel ( _he. שקל, plural sheqalim, שקלים) was the currency of Israel between February 24, 1980 and December 31, 1985. The sheqel was subdivided into 100 new agorot (אגורות חדשות). The sheqel sign was "".

History

The sheqel replaced the lira at a rate of 1 sheqel = 10 lira. After suffering from high inflation, the sheqel was replaced by the new sheqel in a process started in September 1985 at a rate of 1 new sheqel = 1000 "old" sheqalim.

Coins

In 1980, coins were introduced in denominations of 1, 5, and 10 new agorot and ½ sheqel. 1 sheqel coins were introduced in 1981, followed by 5 and 10 sheqalim pieces in 1982. In 1984, 50 and 100 sheqalim coins were introduced.

Banknotes

In 1980, banknotes were introduced in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50 and 100 sheqalim. 500 sheqalim notes were added in 1982, followed by 1000 sheqalim notes in 1983 and 5000 and 10,000 sheqalim notes in 1984.

References


*numis cite SCWC|date=1991
*numis cite SCWPM|date=1994

External links

* [http://www.bankisrael.gov.il/catal/cataloge.htm Bank of Israel catalogue of Israeli currency since 1948]
* [http://sheqel.info SHEQEL - The Online Catalog of Israel Numismatics 1927 - present] Standard numismatics external links
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