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Denomination: 50 New Sheqalim

Size: 138 x 71 mm

Dominant Color: Violet

Design: Portrait of Shmuel Yosef Agnon; picture of Agnon's study and personal library. Text from the acceptance address given by Agnon when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1966.

Latent image: A triangle in the right-hand corner

Sign for the Blind:  Three vertical lines in intaglio ink at the top left of the note.

Denomination: In the top right-hand corner in numbers, in Hebrew and with the words "Bank of Israel"; and in the bottom left-hand corner in metallic gold.

Watermark:  Portrait of Agnon and a small circle beneath it enclosing the initial of his surname (in Hebrew)Security Thread: Threaded through the paper below the middle of the note

Security Thread: Threaded through the paper below the middle of the note.

Governor of the Bank of Israel : Professor Jacob Frenkel
Chairman of the Advisory Council Rabbi Shlomo Lorincz

Year of Printing: 1998 - beneath the portrait, in the colored strip.




Design: Picture of Agnon's writing stand with his pen and reading glasses. Text lists the titles of sixteen of Agnon's books.

Microtext: To the right of the main text with titles of seventeen of Agnon's books.

Denomination: In numbers with the words "New Sheqalim" and "Bank of Israel"; in iridescent ink and in Arabic characters.

Optical Variable Ink: A triangle composed of small squares, with the apex pointing to the right

See-through: A small triangle printed on either side of  the note; the two triangles form a precise Star of David

Serial Nmbers: Once in blue and once in black which reflects UV light.

Designers: Naomi and Meir Eshel

Date of Issue: October 31, 1999

Issuing Bank: Bank of Israel

Series: New Sheqel Series 2

Pick Number: P-060