10.08.2022

Bank of Israel introduces new banknotes of 20 and 100 shekels

On Sunday, October 15, the introduction of new banknotes in denominations of 20 and 100 shekels begins, Israeli media reported with reference to the Bank of Israel.

At the end of January this year, the official image of the new banknotes and their technical characteristics were published for review.

The introduction of the new banknote into circulation was preceded by a large-scale explanatory campaign, within the framework of which all the distinctive features of the new money were explained to the population.

The old banknotes will be in circulation in parallel with the new ones for several years.

Specifications and images on the new 20 NIS banknotes:

Prevailing color: red

Banknote theme: creativity of the poetess Rachel (Bluestein)

Dimensions: 129×71 mm

Front side:

On the right side of the banknote there is a portrait of the poet Rachel

Background image – palm branches

Microscopic text on the entire area of ​​the banknote: verse “Kinneret”

Downside:

Background image: landscape of the coast of the Kinneret

Text: “It may never have been”

Signs for the blind and visually impaired: made in transparent ink and tactile indications of denomination in different sizes.

Specifications and images on the new 100 NIS banknotes:

Prevailing color: orange

Banknote theme: Leia Goldberg’s art

Dimensions: 143×71 mm

Front side:

On the right side of the banknote there is a portrait of the poet Lea Goldberg

Background image – almond tree flowers

Microscopic text on the entire area of ​​the banknote: the verse “In my beloved country, almonds bloom”

Downside:

Background image: image of female roe deer

Text: an excerpt from the poem “White Days”

Signs for the blind and visually impaired: made in transparent ink and tactile indications of denomination in different sizes.

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