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Israel 50 New Sheqalim 1998

Item Code: IL-60

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

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Original Size: 138 x 71 mm
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.
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 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 numbers: Once in blue and once in black which reflects UV light.
Designers: Naomi and Meir Eshel.
Date of Issue: October 31, 1999.
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