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3 New Sheqalim
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Denomination: 5 New Sheqalim

Size: 138 x  76 mm.

Dominant Color: Blue

Obverse: Portrait of Levi Eshkol; a panorama of united Jerusalem; the denomination "Five New Sheqallm" and "Bank of Israel" in Hebrew

Reverse: Pipe carrying water, symbolizing Eshkol's enterprise, against a background of meadow and barren land; the denomination "5 New Sheqalim" and "Bank of Israel" in Arabic and English

Watermark: Portrait of Levi Eshkol

Security Thread: In the center of the note

Look-Through: A geometric pattern on the front merges with a pattern on the back to form a Star of David when held against the light

Sign for the Blind: A square in the upper right-hand corner of the front

Color of Numbering: Black

Governor of the Bank:
     Series A, Moshe Mandelbaum
     Series B, Michael Bruno
Chairman of the Advisory Council:
     Series A, Avraham Shapira
     Series B, Shlomo Lorincz.

Design: Jacob Zim

Printer: JEZ (w/o Imprint)

Note Dated: 1985 / 5745 (Pick 052a)
                    : 1987 / 5747 (Pick 052b)

Date of Issue: September 4, 1985

Issuing Bank: Bank of Israel

Series: New Sheqel Series 1

Demonetized: 1 July 2000 (Redeemable until 31 December 2005)

Pick Number: P-052