Information on the Polymer Note


As part of its efforts to upgrade the banknotes in circulation, the Bank of Israel issued for the first time, on April 13, 2008, NIS 20 banknotes made of polymer. The banknote circulates in tandem with the banknotes made of paper.

The design of the polymer banknotes is the same as the design of the paper banknotes with the same denomination, except for small changes in security features. The main change is a transparent window in the polymer notes, which serves as an easy to find security feature for the public's use.


Polymer is a plastic-type material that has important advantages when used for banknotes; one of these is its high durability, which extends their life. In light of the advantages offered by polymer, its use is growing throughout the world.

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