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Israel 100 New Sheqalim 1998

Item Code: IL-61

Portrait of Itzhak Ben-Zvi; picture of the interior of the wooden structure
which served as the President's residence; text from the speech given
by Ben-Zvi at the first assembly of the Yemenite community held at his
residence in 1953. Picture of synagogue in the Galilee village of Peki'in,
and a view of Peki'in; text from Ben-Zvi's speech at the inauguration for
his second term.
 
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Original Size: 138 x 71 mm
 
Latent image: A triangle in the right-hand corner.
Sign for the blind: One horizontal line 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 Ben-Zvi 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 nine books written by Ben-Zvi.
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 orange and once in black which reflects UV light.
Designers: Naomi and Meir Eshel.
 
Date of Issue: January 3, 1999.
 
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