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Israel 20 New Sheqalim 1998

Item Code: IL-59

Portrait of Moshe Sharett; picture of the ceremony of the unfurling of the
Israeli flag at the UN building on May 12, 1949; text from the speech given
by Sharett on that occasion. Picture of Jewish Brigade volunteers during
WW II and of a pre-State look-out tower; text from Sharett's radio address
after his return from a visit to the Jewish Brigade in Italy.
 
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Original Size: 138 x 71 mm
 
Latent image: A triangle in the right-hand corner.
Sign for the blind: Two 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 Sharett 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; and Chairman of the Advisory Council, Rabbi Shlomo Lorincz.
Year of Printing: 1998 - beneath the portrait, in the coloured strip.
 
Microtext: To the right of the main text with titles of seven books written by Moshe Sharett.
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 olive-green and once in black which reflects UV light.
Designers: Naomi and Meir Eshel.
 
Date of Issue: January 3, 1999.
 
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