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Pruta Series

Following the establishment of the State, the government requested the Israel Numismatic Society to propose the designs for a new series of coins. Leo Kadman and Hanan Pavel, together with the graphic artist Otte Wallish, submitted sketches, which were approved by the Minister of Finance, Eliezer Kaplan.
The singular form "pruta" instead of the plural "prutot" was erroneously minted on the five- and ten-pruta coins; this was corrected in a later series of the ten-pruta coins, but not the five-pruta.​
  • Diameter
    21 mm.
  • Weight
    1.3 gr.
  • Rim
    Smooth
  • Alloy
    Aluminium 97%, magnesium 3%.
  • Designer
  • Issue date
    October 25, 1950.
  • Reverse
    The denomination "1 Pruta" and the date in Hebrew; two stylized olive branches around the rim.
  • Obverse
    Anchor; "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic.
  • Diameter
    20 mm.
  • Weight
    3.2 gr.
  • Rim
    Smooth
  • Alloy
    Copper 95%, tin 3%, zinc 2%.
  • Designer
  • Issue date
    December 28, 1950.
  • Reverse
    The denomination "5 Pruta" and the date in Hebrew; two stylized olive branches around the rim.
  • Obverse
    Four-stringed lyre; "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic.

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  • Diameter
    27 mm
  • Weight
    6.1 gr.
  • Rim
    Smooth
  • Alloy
    Copper 95%, tin 3%, zinc 2%.
  • Designer
  • Issue date
    January 4, 1950.
  • Reverse
    The denomination "10 Pruta" and the date in Hebrew; two stylized olive branches around the rim.
  • Obverse
    Two-handled amphora; "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic.
  • Diameter
    24.5 mm.
  • Weight
    1.6 gr.
  • Rim
    Scalloped
  • Alloy
    Aluminium 97%, magnesium 3%.
  • Designer
  • Issue date
    September 18, 1952.
  • Reverse
    The denomination "10 Pruta" and the date in Hebrew; two stylized olive branches around the rim.
  • Obverse
    Single-handled jug flanked with palm branches; "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic.
  • Diameter
    19.5 mm.
  • Weight
    2.8 gr.
  • Rim
    Milled
  • Alloy
    Copper 75%, nickel 25%.
  • Designer
  • Issue date
    January 4, 1950.
  • Reverse
    The denomination "25 Pruta" and the date in Hebrew; two stylized olive branches around the rim.
  • Obverse
    Cluster of grapes; "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic.
  • Diameter
    23.5 mm.
  • Weight
    5.6 gr.
  • Rim
    Milled/smooth.
  • Alloy
    Copper 75%, nickel 25%.
  • Designer
  • Issue date
    May 11, 1949
  • Reverse
    The denomination "50 Pruta" and the date in Hebrew; two stylized olive branches around the rim.
  • Obverse
    Vine leaf; "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic.
  • Diameter
    28.5 mm.
  • Weight
    11.3 gr.
  • Rim
    Milled
  • Alloy
    Copper 75%, nickel 25%
  • Designer
  • Issue date
    May 25, 1949
  • Reverse
    The denomination "100 Pruta" and the date in Hebrew; two stylized olive branches around the rim.
  • Obverse
    Palm tree; "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic.
  • Diameter
    25.6 mm.
  • Weight
    7.3 gr.
  • Rim
    Smooth
  • Alloy
    Steel 90%, nickel 10%.
  • Designer
  • Issue date
    April 21, 1955
  • Reverse
    The denomination "100 Pruta" and the date in Hebrew; two stylized olive branches.
  • Obverse
    Palm tree; "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic.
  • Diameter
    32.2 mm.
  • Weight
    14.1 gr.
  • Rim
    Milled
  • Alloy
    Copper 75%, nickel 25%
  • Designer
  • Issue date
    October 11, 1950.
  • Reverse
    The denomination "250 Pruta" and the date in Hebrew; two stylized olive branches around the rim.
  • Obverse
    Three palm branches; "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic.
  • Diameter
    37.1 mm.
  • Weight
    25 gr.
  • Rim
    Milled
  • Alloy
    Silver 50%, copper 37.5%, nickel 12.5%.
  • Designer
  • Issue date
    May 22, 1952
  • Reverse
    The denomination "500 Pruta" and the date in Hebrew; two stylized olive branches around the rim.
  • Obverse
    Three pomegranates; "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic.
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