The next banknotes in the new series – the NIS 20 and NIS 100 banknotes – will be distributed to the public on from Thursday, November 23, 2017 – 5 Kislev 5778

The Bank of Israel announces that beginning on Thursday, November 23, 2017, the new NIS 20 and NIS 100 banknotes will be distributed to the public via the commercial banks, automated banking machines, and the Postal Bank. On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, the Governor of the Bank of Israel will present the new banknotes to Israel’s President, Mr. Reuven Rivlin, at an event at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem.

 

The new banknotes, like the others in the new series, include advanced standards of security, innovation, and accessibility, and include a variety of security features against counterfeiting.  To assist the blind and visually impaired, the denominations in the new series differ in length, with a difference of 7 mm between each denomination, and include special features that make it easier to identify each denomination.

 

The new NIS 20 banknote features the portrait of Rachel the Poetess (Rachel Bluwstein).  It is red, and it is 129 mm long.  The new NIS 100 banknote features the portrait of the poet Leah Goldberg.  It is orange, and it is NIS 143 mm long.

 

The Bank of Israel clarifies that banknotes from Series B of the new shekel, which are still is use by the public, will remain legal tender for a number of years, and will remain in circulation in parallel with the new banknotes.  Since the process of replacing them is gradual, the public is not required to take any action at this stage to replace the banknotes, and when the banknotes from Series B are deposited at the Bank of Israel by the banking corporations, they will gradually be replaced by banknotes from the new series.  The Bank of Israel will publish guidelines concerning the replacement of Series B banknotes at a later date.

 

In recent months, the Bank of Israel has worked to notify and provide guidance to the companies and major entities in the economy that use cash, regarding the upcoming entry into circulation of the new banknotes and how to use them.  In addition, the Bank of Israel provided advance samples of the new banknotes to banks, and to the importers and operators of automatic vending machines, so that their machines could be calibrated and adjusted for the new banknotes.  Operators of such machines who have not yet completed adjusting their machine to the new banknotes must do so urgently.

 

In order to increase the public’s awareness of the circulation of the new banknotes, and the public’s acquaintance with the security features contained in them, the Bank of Israel is running a public awareness campaign entitled “It’s easy to check that it’s secure”, through media outlets accessible to the various population groups.  Among other things, announcements and brochures will be distributed in five languages at bank branches, the post office, and through various commercial and public entities.

 

Further information can be found on the Bank of Israel’s website www.newbanknotes.org.il, by sending an email to cotact_curency@boi.org.il, or by phone at 1-800-300-018.

 

 

Description of the banknotes:

 

Denomination:

NIS 20

Portrait (horizontal):

Rachel the Poetess

Dominant color:

Red

Size:

129 x 71mm

Design on obverse of note:

Background pictures

 

Palm fronds

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Poem:

“Kinne

ret”

Design on reverse of note:

Background pictures

 

Typical vista of the shores of the Kinneret

Text

A segment from the poem “Perhaps It Was Never So”

Signs for the blind and vision impaired:

A pairs of lines at the lower margins of the banknote, on the left and on the right, are printed with raised transparent ink that is discernible by touch.

Designer:

Ms. Osnat Eshel


Obverse side:



Reverse side:



Denomination:

NIS 100

Portrait (horizontal):

Leah Goldberg

Dominant color:

Orange

Size:

143 x 71mm

Design on obverse of note:

Background pictures

Almond blossoms

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ext

Poem:

“In My Beloved Country”

Design on reverse of note:

Background pictures

A herd of deer

Text

A segment from the poem “White days”

Signs for the blind and vision impaired:

Three pairs of lines at the lower margins of the banknote, on the left and on the right, are printed with raised transparent ink that is discernible by touch.

Designer:

Ms. Osnat Eshel


Obverse side:



Reverse side: