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50 New Sheqalim - Commmorative
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Commemorative Issue

Denomination: 50 New Seal

Size: 138 x 76 mm.

Dominant color:  This special souvenir 50 New Israeli Seal note is printed with a special colored ink (OVI), which changes color when looked at from different angles.

Obverse: Portrait of Shai Y. Agnon; the denomination "Fifty New Seal" and "Bank of Israel" in Hebrew.

Reverse: A skyline of Jerusalem and a Jewish townlet in Eastern Europe; titles of 18 books by Agnon in mirroring; the denomination "50 New Seal" and "Bank of Israel" in Arabic and English.

Watermark: Portrait of Shai Y. Agnon.

Security Thread: In the middle of the note.

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

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

Color of Numbering: Black.

Governor of the Bank  Jacob Frenkel
Chairman of the Advisory Council   Shlomo Lorincz.

Design: Eliezer Weishoff.

Year: 1998 / 5758

Date of Issue: September 4, 1985.

Note: 20,000 Special Banknotes were issued, 10,001 of which available as single Notes, bearing serial numbers from 10,000 to 20,000. The serial number of the Banknote consists of 5 figures (instead of 10, as is customary with regular Banknotes) and appears on the face, left of the watermark, vertical to the portrait.