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500 Sheqalim - Bank of Israel
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Denomination: 500 Sheqalim

Size: 138 x 76 mm

Dominant Color: Red

Obverse: Portrait of Baron Edmond de Rothschild; a group of agricultural workers; the denomination "Five Hundred Sheqalim" and "Bank of Israel" in Hebrew

Reverse: Cluster of grapes; names of 44 settlements in the Land of Israel in two lines of microprint, "500 Sheqalim" and "Bank of Israel" in Arabic and English

Watermark: Portrait of Edmond de Rothschild

Security Thread: In the middle of the note

Look-Through: Four rhombi on the front merge with two rhombi on the back to form a Star of David when held against the light

Sign for the Blind: A small circle in the lower right-hand corner of the front

Color of Numbering: Black

Governor of the Bank Moshe Mandelbaum
Chairman of the Advisory Council Haim Barkai

Design: Zvi Narkiss

Printer: JEZ (w/o Imprint)

Note Dated: 1982 / 5742

Date of Issue: December 1, 1982

Issuing Bank: Bank of Israel

Series: Sheqel Series

Demonetized: September 4, 1986

Pick Number: P-048