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Obverse

Denomination: 200 New Sheqalim

Size: 138 x 71 mm

Dominant Color: Red

Design: Portrait of Zalman Shazar; picture of pupils in an elementary school class. Text from Shazar’s address to the Knesset on July 13, 1949, after the Compulsory Education Law was passed.

Latent image: A triangle in the right-hand corner

Sign for the Blind: Two horizontal 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  Zalmar Shazar 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

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

Year of Printing: 1999 - beneath the portrait, in the colored strip

Reverse

 

 

Design: Picture of a typical alley in the town of Safed – a spiritual center of Kabbalists. Text taken from Shazar’s essay, Tzofayih Tzefat (Thy Watchers, O Safed), first published in 1950.

Microtext: To the right of the main text with titles of fifteen of Zalman Shazar’s works.

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 Numbers: Once in violet 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-062