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
Requested by: Steve, Fri, 13-Jun-2014 12:47:03 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 13-Jun-2014 13:26:25 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., 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 500 Prutah
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