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20 New Israel Shekels

Portrait: Rachel the Poetess.
Dominant color: Red.
Dimensions: 71 x 129 mm.
Obverse layout: A portrait of the poetess set against a background of palm fronds.
Reverse design: A typical landscape of the Sea of Galilee, inspired by her poem “Kinneret”, and an excerpt from her poem, “Perhaps it was Never so”.
Features for the blind and vision impaired: A pair of lines printed in raised ink, along both the left and right edges of the banknote, near the bottom.
Date of issue: 2017
Designer: Osnat Eshel.

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look imageat the banknote

  1. The transparent portrait- A watermark image of the portrait, identical to the portrait shown on the banknote obverse, with the denomination next to it.
  2. The perforated numerals – Tiny holes forming the shape of the banknote's denomination are perforated at the top part of the banknote.
  3. Window thread – A security thread is embedded in the banknote substrate and revealed in three "windows" on the back of the banknote. When tilting the banknote the thread changes its shade from blue to purple.
touchthe banknote
  1. Raised ink – The portrait, signature of the Governor, the Hebrew and Gregorian year, texts in three languages, as well as a designated features for the blind on the banknote's margins, are printed in intaglio.
tiltthe banknote
  1. The glittering stripe – A transparent and glittering stripe next to the portrait. When tilting the banknote, the symbol of a Menorah and the nominal value alternately appear and disappear.
  2. The golden book – An artistic reflective foil element in the shape of an "open golden book". When the banknote is tilted backward and forward, the book changes its color from gold to green and simultaneously a horizontal line moves up and down across the book.

Rachel the Poetess

Rachel the Poetess (Rachel Bluwstein, 1890–1931) is among the most prominent and well-known Hebrew poets, and is regarded by many as foremost among them. Her poetry has earned a place of honor in Hebrew culture and she is beloved by many generations of readers.

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