1 Lira Walks of Life - Fisherman

1 Lira (Walks of Life - Fisherman) -  obverse1 Lira (Walks of Life - Fisherman) -  reverse

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Country Israel
Type Standard banknote
Year 1958
Value 1 Lira (1 ILP)
Currency Israeli pound/lira (1952-1980)
Composition Paper
Size 135 × 75 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 03-31-1984
References P# 30
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money
by Tracy L. Schmidt
(Krause Publications)


Fisherman carrying fishing gear against a background of a bay; the denomination "One Israeli Pound" and "Bank of Israel" in Hebrew.

בנק ישראל
לירה ישראלית אחת
התשי"ח 1958

Bank of Israel
One Israeli Pound


Mosaic from the floor of an ancient synagogue at lssafiya on Mt. Carmel; "Bank of Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.

בנק ישראל
Bank of Israel
بنك إسرائيل

(In Mosaic)
על ישראל

(Bottom Left of Mosaic)
פסיפס מבית הכנסת הקדום בחוספיה

(In Mosaic)
Peace Unto Israel

(Bottom Left of Mosaic)
Mosaic from the ancient synagogue at lssafiya


The face of the fisherman

1 Lira (Walks of Life - Fisherman) -  obverse

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Series II of the Lira
Walks of Life
1958 - 1960

Signatures:  Governor of the Bank David Horowitz; Chairman of the Advisory Council J.E. Nebenzahl.​

In the 1966 series the security thread on the left was moved to the middle and replaced by a morse code signifying "Bank of Israel". Colour of numbering of this series - brown.​

Watermark: The face of the fisherman.​​
Color of Serial Numbers:  Black (1959), Red (1964), Brown (1966)


Other Information:

Top: Three photographs of the same man who modeled as a fisherman for this banknote (obverse)
Bottom: Incomplete floor mosaic found in Isfiya, Mount Carmel, in 1930 (reverse)

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Year Signatures No. printed G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1958  57% (5718 תשי"ח) Pick# 30a | Black Serial# - Issued 1959
1958  17% (5718 תשי"ח) Pick# 30b | Red Serial# - Issued 1964
1958  43% (5718 תשי"ח) Pick# 30c | Brown Serial# - Issued 1966

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