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5 Lirot, 1968

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Front: Albert Einstein (1879-1955), theoretical physicist

Back: Atomic reactor at Nahal Sorek

 

10 Lirot, 1973

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Front: Moses Montefiore (1784-1885), British-Jewish philanthropist

Back: Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem

Jaffa Gate is a stone portal in the historic walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. It is one of eight gates in Jerusalem's Old City walls.

 

Jaffa Gate

Jaffa Gate

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500 Sheqalim, 1982

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Front: Baron Edmond de Rothschild (1845-1934), philanthropist

Back: Vine leaves

 

20 New Sheqalim, 1993

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Front: Moshe Sharett (1894-1965), 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (1953-1955)

Back: Original building of the Herzlia high school where Sharett studied; a background of Little Tel Aviv; the denomination "20 New Sheqalim" and "Bank of Israel" in Arabic and English

 

50 New Sheqalim, 1998
Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the State of Israel

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Souvenir Folder

Souvenir Folder

Front: Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888-1970), Hebrew writer

Back: A skyline of Jerusalem and a Jewish townlet in Eastern Europe

 

20 New Sheqalim, 1998 (1999)

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Front shows portrait of Moshe Sharett (1894-1965), 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (1953-1955); 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.

Back: 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.

 

50 New Sheqalim, 2007

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Front: Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888-1970), Nobel Prize laureate and modern Hebrew fiction writer

Back: Shmuel Agnon's life and work; aerial view of the Wailing Wall and Dome of the Rock

Courtesy imt568

 

100 New Sheqalim, 2014

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Front: Itzhak Ben Zvi (1884-1963), President of Israel 1952-1963

Back: Itzhak Ben Zvi's life and work

Courtesy mbcollector-2013

 

200 New Sheqalim, 2014

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Front: Zalman Shazar (1889-1974), President of Israel 1963-1973

Back: Zalman Shazar's life and work

Courtesy 1234note

 

20 New Sheqalim 2008 Polymer

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Front: Moshe Sharett (1894-1965), 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (1953-1955)

Back: 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.

 

50 New Shekels, 2014

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Front: Citrus trees and fruit; Shaul Tchernichovsky (1875-1943), Russian-born Hebrew poet; microprinted poem "Oh, My Land, My Homeland"

Back: Capital of Corinthian column

Courtesy elisarori

 

200 New Shekels, 2015

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Front: Fall leaves; Natan Alterman (1910-1970), Israeli poet; microprinted poem "Eternal Meeting"

Back: Moonlit flora

Courtesy csts-trade

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Israel, located in southwest Asia at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, was a British mandate of Palestine. Became the State of Israel in 1948. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Israel.

 

 

 

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