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Israel 10 Pruta  1952
Israel 10 Pruta 1952

That sure is an unusual shape, Ana Settervall. You have Israel 10 Pruta dated 1952 (5712 Jewish Era).

Modern Israel's coins carry Hebrew dating formed from a combination of the 22 consonant letters of the Hebrew alphabet and read from right to left. The Jewish calendar dates back more than 5700 years; but five millenniums are assumed in the dating of coins (until 1981). Thus, the year 5735 (1975AD) appears as 735, with the first two characters from the right indicating the number of years in hundreds; tav (400), plus shin (300). The next is lamedh (30), followed by a separation mark which has the appearance of double quotation marks, then heh (5).

On the obverse there can be seen the ceremonial pitcher flanked by sprigs and the country name in Hebrew and Arabic. On the reverse there are the value and the date in Hebrew within the wreath.

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. The denomination ceased to be recognized as a legal tender on February 22, 1980.

There are 3 kinds of design:

Type 1 - Coins were made ​​of copper, round shape (1949 issues)
Type 2 - Coins were made of aluminum, the basic shape was changed from round to scalloped (1952 issues)
Type 3 - the reverse design was modified to reflect the correct denomination of ?'10 Prutot”. To differentiate it from 1952 issues, the shape returned to be round. (1957 issues)

A collector would pay $2 to $3 US dollars for a coin in uncirculated condition. Circulated coins are worth a few cents.

Remember to read our Important Terminology page found at the top left in order to properly interpret the catalog values used on this page.

Coin: 17547 , Genre: Modern-only
Requested by: Ana Settervall, Thu, 07-Aug-2014 18:25:32 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 08-Aug-2014 07:51:32 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sat, 20-Aug-2016 13:19:52 GMT
Requester description: The coin has wavy edges, the front there is something like a vase and two wheat leaves, and the back has some ears of corn, or maybe flowers, doing a kind of a circle, and inside this circle there is a 10 with some language (I think it's arabic, but I'm not sure).
Tags: israel 10 pruta prutah jewish jew isreal judenpfennig israeli wavy wave vase two wheat leaves leaf ears ear corn flowers flower circle language arabic arab waving waive wavey waves amphora challace urn goblet pot jug chalice jar pots bottle chalace kettle wheatie wheats greenery leafs boughs liafy bush leave leaved bough leafe leafed leafy leavs foliage florets blossom fler fleurs lises petals leis lisse flowerettes flur stems trefoils floral lily petels orchid lis posy bouquet flour orcid bud lilly fleur lei petal bloomed trefoil floret floer stem flowery lilys fluer fleures pedals circled encircle circlet ring circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed arabesque aribic arabian arabia pitcher grain grains

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