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Israel 200 New Sheqalim 1999

Item Code: IL-62

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. 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.
 
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Original Size: 138 x 71 mm
 
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 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; and Chairman of the Advisory Council, Rabbi Shlomo Lorincz.
Year of Printing: 1999 - beneath the portrait, in the coloured strip.
 
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.
 
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