Back to the vaults with Israel. It has been four years since I last found an Israeli coin in my change. Before 2006 these coins were often found in my change here in New York City. The reason was the constant travel by tourist from and to Israel.
From 2003-2006 the sheqel became a freely convertible currency and entered a number of trading markets. Well all that means is that the sheqel is one of few types of currency that is not useless outside of its own country. So less Israeli coins were "accidentally" put into American circulation.
ישראל · ISRAEL ·התשנ"ה(1995) · إسرائيل
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Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 10 New Sheqalim / Israel
Metal: Bi-Metallic: Aureate Bonded Bronze center in Nickel Bonded Steel ring
Value: $2.58 in XF and current exchange rates
Most Israeli coins were minted in South Korea so no matter what sort of instability happens in the Mid-East they would always have a fresh supply.
Do you have an Israeli coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.