Agorot is the plural term for the national monetary unit of Israel and is also known as the new sheqel.

Agorot is the national currency in Israel and is sometimes referred to as the new Israeli sheqel. The singular term for this is agora. Agorot are aluminum coins which can be classified into three classes. Israel has used these coins since the ancient times.

Contemporarily, the term Agorot means the 100th part of the new sheqel. Agorot coins were classified to 5’s, 10’s and 50’s. However, 50 Agorot contain an inscription which says 1/2 New Sheqel.

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