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`29 New Sheqalim
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Denomination : 20 New Sheqalim

Size: 138 x 76 mm

Dominant Color: Dark-grey

Obverse: Portrait of Moshe Sharett; below, in a line legible under a magnifying glass, the titles of his seven books; the ceremony of the unfurling of the Israeli flag by Sharett at the U.N. building in 1949; the denomination "Twenty New Sheqalim" and "Bank of Israel" in Hebrew

Reverse: Original building of the Herzlia high school where Sharett studied; a background of Little Tel Aviv; the denomination "20 New Sheqalim" and "Bank of Israel" in Arabic and English

Watermark:  Portrait of Moshe Sharett

Security Thread: In the middle of the note

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

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

Color of Numbering: Black


Pick #

Governor of the Bank

Chairman-Advisory Council


Michael Bruno

Shlomo Lorincz


Michael Bruno

Shlomo Lorincz


Jacob Frankel

Shlomo Lorincz

Design: Zvi Narkiss assisted by Arie Glazer

Printer: JEZ

Note Dated: 1987 / 5747 (Pick 054a)
                    : 1987 / 5747 (Pick 054b)
                    : 1993 / 5753 (Pick 054c)

Date of  Issue: April 2, 1988

Issuing Bank: Bank of Israel

Series: New Sheqel - Series 1

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

Pick Number: P-054