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Isreal 100 Prutah very fine 1949 VF, A year after on May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the State of Isreal

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On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel. U.S. President Harry S. Truman recognized the new nation on the same day.
Before the Israeli lira the currency of the British Mandate for Israel was the Palestine Pound between 1927 and August 1948.


Date palm and country name in Hebrew and Arabic



Value and date in Hebrew within wreath




Period 5709-5715 (1949-1955)
Calendar Hebrew
Value 100 Prutah (0.100)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 11.3 g
Diameter 28.5 mm
Thickness 2.40 mm
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