Israel 500 Pruta  1949
Israel 500 Pruta 1949

This is a big, bold, silver coin issued by modern Israel. It contains 0.402 troy ounces of silver, so the first step in computing value is to find the Base Value (BV), or value due to silver content alone.

To compute BV, multiply the current value of silver by 0.402. According to, today's silver value is $19.50 US dollars per troy ounce. Tomorrow it will be different, so be sure to look it up. BV is 0.402 x 19.50 = $7.80.

For coins that are in extra-nice condition, collectors will pay a premium over BV, like this:

worn: BV
average circulated: BV
well preserved: BV + $8
fully uncirculated: BV + $40 catalog value

Be sure to read our Important Terminology page to understand the various aspects of assigning coin value.

Coin: 17199 , Genre: Modern-only
Requested by: Steve, Fri, 13-Jun-2014 12:47:03 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 13-Jun-2014 13:26:25 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Wed, 01-Jun-2016 15:27:50 GMT
Requester description: 1949 OBVERSE: Outer coin is notched with Hebrew lettering at the top - The Center displays a flower of three (ONE UP THE MIDDLE AND TWO OFF THE SIDES) - The bottom coin has Hebrew text REVERSE: Outer coin displays a wreath and center says 500 with Hebrew text below
Tags: israel 500 pruta prutah jewish jew isreal judenpfennig israeli notched notch hebrew lettering monogram center offcenter flower three one two off wreath notches script inscription letter monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy letters inscriptions scrip lettered initials offset certer centre centers centered florets blossom fler fleurs lises petals leis lisse flowerettes flur stems trefoils floral lily petels orchid lis posy bouquet flowers flour orcid bud lilly fleur lei petal bloomed trefoil floret floer stem flowery lilys fluer fleures pedals ones wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths


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