On Sept. 16 the
Bank of Israel released into circulation its new 50-shekel note.
“The new banknotes have a standard of security, innovation and
accessibility that is among the most advanced in the world, and they
incorporate a range of leading edge anti-counterfeiting security
features, created through various technologies. In addition, the new
banknotes include special features to aid the blind and vision
impaired,” according to a news release from the bank.
The new notes feature the likeness of Saul Tchernichovsky (1875 to
1943), a Russian-born Hebrew poet, on the face. The back design shows
capitals of Corinthian columns in reference to parts of the poet’s
compositions and his translation of ancient Greek literature.
Microtext on the face of the note features a line from
Tchernichovsky’s poem “Oh, My Land, My Homeland,” including the words
“the bouquet of spring orchards” that inspired the design of a citrus
tree and fruits on the face of the note.
The new notes have green as their background color.