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½ Lira

½ Lira -  obverse ½ Lira -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country Israel
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 5723-5739 (1963-1979)
Calendar Hebrew
Value 1/2 Lira (0.5 ILP)
Currency Israeli pound/lira (1952-1980)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 6.8 g
Diameter 24.5 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 03-31-1984
References KM# 36.1,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
KM# 36.2,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
KM# 36.3
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

State emblem (menorah flanked by olive branches)

Lettering: ISRAEL اسرائيل ישראל

Engraver: Rothschild, Lippman

Reverse

Value

Lettering:
1/2
לירה
ישראלית
תש״ל

Engraver: G., M. Shamir

Edge

Reeded

Comments

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
5723 (1963)  5,593,000 0.26 0.30 0.74 תשכ״ג (Large animals)
5723 (1963)  14,000 תשכ״ג (Small animals)
5723 (1963) ✡ תשכ״ג (With star; KM# 36.2 )
5724 (1964)  3,762,000 0.10 0.45 0.26 תשכ״ד
5725 (1965)  1,551,000 0.28 0.41 תשכ״ה
5726 (1966)  2,139,000 0.20 0.57 תשכ״ו
5727 (1967)  1,942,579 0.22 תשכ״ז
5728 (1968)  1,183,000 0.27 0.54 תשכ״ח
5729 (1969)  450,000 0.59 תשכ״ט
5730 (1970)  1,001,023 0.24 תש״ל
5731 (1971)  500,008 תשל״א
5731 (1971) ✡ 125,921 תשל״א (In sets only; KM# 36.2)
5732 (1972)  421,000 תשל״ב
5732 (1972) ✡ 68,513 תשל״ב (In sets only; KM# 36.2)
5733 (1973)  3,215,000 0.35 תשל״ג
5734 (1974)  4,275,015 0.33 תשל״ד
5734 (1974) ✡ 92,868 תשל״ד (In sets only; KM# 36.2)
5735 (1975)  11,000,010 0.25 0.62 תשל״ה
5735 (1975) ✡ 61,686 תשל״ה (In sets only; KM# 36.2)
5736 (1976)  4,959,000 0.31 0.61 תשל״ו
5736 (1976) ✡ 64,654 תשל״ו (In sets only; KM# 36.2)
5737 (1977)  4,983,010 0.22 תשל״ז
5737 (1977) ✡ 37,208 תשל״ז (In sets only; KM# 36.2)
5738 (1978)  14,325,000 0.31 0.13 תשל״ח
5738 (1978) ✡ 57,072 תשל״ח (In sets only; KM# 36.2)
5739 (1979)  21,391,000 0.28 0.35 0.38 0.30 תשל״ט
5739 (1979)  58,433 תשל״ט (In sets only; KM# 36.3)
5739 (1979) ✡ 31,590 תשל״ט (In sets only; KM# 36.2)

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