·    Since the launch of the new
NIS 50 banknote in September 2014, almost 90 percent of the banknotes in
circulation have been replaced with Series C banknotes.

·    Since the launch of the new
NIS 200 banknote in December 2015, more than half of the banknotes in
circulation have been replaced with Series C banknotes.

·    The Bank of Israel is preparing
for ending the replacement of the NIS 200 Series B banknotes in circulation by
the time the remaining two denominations, of Series C, are launched at the end
of 2017.

·     The Bank of Israel is
continuing to act in order to ensure the readiness of the various vending machines
and ATM’s in advance of the launch of the
two remaining denominations.

  

Leading
up to the entry into circulation of the new NIS 20 and NIS 100 banknotes, the
Bank of Israel is progressing in the preparations necessary for completing the
replacement of the series.  It is worth
noting that since the issue of the new NIS 200 banknote in December 2015, more
than half of the banknotes of that denomination have been replaced, as planned.

 

As
part of the early preparations for the launch of the third and fourth
denominations in the new series of banknotes, the Bank of Israel provided
initial samples of the banknotes in December 2016 to manufacturers, providers
and operators of vending, counting and sorting machines that are required to
calibrate their machines to accept the new banknotes.  The bank of Israel is continuing to invest
tremendous efforts in providing information and assistance to professionals in
order to enable them to make timely technical and operational preparations and
to provide them with sufficient time, at their request, to calibrate the
machines under their responsibility.

 

During
the period of replacement of the series of banknotes, counterfeiters and other
criminals try to generate prohibited profits by distributing copied banknotes,
while exploiting the public’s lack of acquaintance with the new banknotes and
with their security features.  As such,
the Bank of Israel invites the public to learn about the banknotes of the new
series and the security features embedded in them, which are identical in all
of the new banknotes, on the Bank’s website and cellular application.

 

The
Bank of Israel will soon publish additional details regarding the launch date
of the two remaining denominations, the security features embedded in them, and
timetables for the replacement of existing banknotes with new banknotes at
commercial banks and at the Bank of Israel.

 

Denomination

NIS 20

NIS 100

Portrait

Rachel the Poetess (Blubstein)

Leah Goldberg

Dominant color

Red

Orange

Dimensions

129 mm x 71 mm

143 mm x 71 mm

Background
picture on front side of the note

Palm tree branches

Almond tree blossoms

Microtext
on front side of the note

The poem: “Kinneret”

The poem: “In the land of my love the almond tree
blossoms”

Background
pictures on back side of the note

Vista of the Sea of Galilee shoreline

A group of gazelles

Text on
back side of the note

A segment from the poem; “Perhaps it was nothing…”

A segment from the poem: “White days”

Security features for the public

Security paper with an embedded watermark comprising
the portrait and the denomination value; a security thread that changes color
with three windows in which the portrait and denomination appear; raised ink
on both sides of the banknote; tiny holes in the shape of the denomination;
combination of shapes; microtext; KINEGRAM VOLUME® security foil stripe; color
changing ink; transparent ink.

Signs for
the visually impaired

Different length for each denomination—a
difference of 7 mm; unique symbol on the banknote’s margins for each
denomination, printed with transparent raised ink, which is discernible by
touch.



 

Preparations are progressing for the launch of the NIS 20 and NIS 100 banknotes in the new series
Preparations are progressing for the launch of the NIS 20 and NIS 100 banknotes in the new series

 

Preparations are progressing for the launch of the NIS 20 and NIS 100 banknotes in the new series

 

Preparations are progressing for the launch of the NIS 20 and NIS 100 banknotes in the new series

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