½ Lira

½ Lira -  obverse½ Lira -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Issuer Israel
Period State of Israel (1948-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 5723-5739 (1963-1979)
Calendar Hebrew
Value 1/2 Lira (0.5 ILP)
Currency Pound (1960-1980)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 6.8 g
Diameter 24.5 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 03-31-1984
Number N# 1031
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 36.1,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
KM# 36.2,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
KM# 36.3
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

State emblem (menorah flanked by olive branches) and the country name below and on both sides

Lettering: ISRAEL اسرائيل ישראל

Translation: Israel Israel Israel

Engravers: Rothschild, Lippman

Reverse

Value above date

Lettering:
1/2
לירה
ישראלית
תש״ל

Translation:
1/2
Pound
Israel

Engravers: G., M. Shamir

Edge

Reeded

½ Lira -  obverse

Comments

Some mintages show a small "Star of David" at top = Set Issue



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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
5723 (1963)  5 593 000 $ 0.09 $ 0.19 $ 0.28 $ 0.52 25% תשכ״ג (Large animals)
5723 (1963)  14 000 $ 0.33 3% תשכ״ג (Small animals)
5723 (1963) ✡ 0.7% תשכ״ג (With star; KM# 36.2)
5724 (1964)  3 762 000 $ 0.19 $ 0.22 $ 0.39 $ 0.22 20% תשכ״ד
5725 (1965)  1 551 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.34 $ 0.20 $ 0.94 9% תשכ״ה
5726 (1966)  2 139 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.19 $ 0.25 $ 0.62 11% תשכ״ו
5727 (1967)  1 942 579 $ 0.19 $ 0.29 $ 0.24 $ 1.00 9% תשכ״ז
5728 (1968)  1 183 000 $ 0.65 $ 0.34 $ 0.86 8% תשכ״ח
5729 (1969)  450 000 $ 0.56 $ 0.50 $ 1.12 5% תשכ״ט
5730 (1970)  1 001 023 $ 0.15 $ 0.26 $ 0.29 $ 0.91 8% תש״ל
5731 (1971)  500 008 $ 0.56 $ 0.56 5% תשל״א
5731 (1971) ✡ 125 921 $ 1.12 2% תשל״א (In sets only; KM# 36.2)
5732 (1972)  421 000 $ 0.28 5% תשל״ב
5732 (1972) ✡ 68 513 $ 2.58 1.7% תשל״ב (In sets only; KM# 36.2)
5733 (1973)  3 215 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.34 $ 0.39 10% תשל״ג
5734 (1974)  4 275 015 $ 0.34 $ 0.34 $ 0.67 $ 0.56 18% תשל״ד
5734 (1974) ✡ 92 868 $ 1.80 3% תשל״ד (In sets only; KM# 36.2)
5735 (1975)  11 000 010 $ 0.06 $ 0.28 $ 0.31 $ 0.47 24% תשל״ה
5735 (1975) ✡ 61 686 $ 0.98 2.0% תשל״ה (In sets only; KM# 36.2)
5736 (1976)  4 959 000 $ 0.24 $ 0.31 $ 0.34 12% תשל״ו
5736 (1976) ✡ 64 654 $ 0.98 1.6% תשל״ו (In sets only; KM# 36.2)
5737 (1977)  4 983 010 $ 0.11 $ 0.22 $ 0.29 $ 0.47 9% תשל״ז
5737 (1977) ✡ 37 208 $ 1.94 1.6% תשל״ז (In sets only; KM# 36.2)
5738 (1978)  14 325 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.21 $ 0.56 $ 0.24 $ 0.48 17% תשל״ח
5738 (1978) ✡ 57 072 $ 1.94 1.9% תשל״ח (In sets only; KM# 36.2)
5739 (1979)  21 391 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.09 $ 0.30 $ 0.24 $ 0.36 $ 0.48 20% תשל״ט
5739 (1979)  58 433 0.8% תשל״ט (In sets only; KM# 36.3)
5739 (1979) ✡ 31 590 $ 2.24 2% תשל״ט (In sets only; KM# 36.2)

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