5 Lirot Walks of Life - Laborer

5 Lirot (Walks of Life - Laborer) -  obverse5 Lirot (Walks of Life - Laborer) -  reverse

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Country Israel
Type Standard banknote
Year 1958
Value 5 Lirot (5 ILP)
Currency Israeli pound/lira (1952-1980)
Composition Paper
Size 140 × 78 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 03-31-1984
References P# 31
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money
by Tracy L. Schmidt
(Krause Publications)


Israeli Laborer holding a sledge-hammer against a background of an industrial plant; the denomination "Five Israeli Pounds" and "Bank of Israel" in Hebrew.​

בנק ישראל
חמש לירות ישראלית
התשי"ח 1958

Bank of Israel
Five Israeli Pounds

Engravers: Shamir Brothers, Jacob Zim


Roaring lion depicted on an ancient Hebrew "Seal of Shema" found at Megiddo in Northern Israel; "Bank of Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.​

בנק ישראל
Bank of Israel
بنك إسرائيل

(in seal - In Palio-Hebrew)
לשמע עבד ירבעם

(in seal - In Palio-Hebrew)
(Belonging) to Shema servant of Yarobam

Engravers: Shamir Brothers, Jacob Zim


The face of the labourer.


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.​

Watermark:​ The face of the labourer.​

Security thread:​ On the left-hand side of the note.​

Color of serial numbering:​ Black.​


Other Information:

Top:The three men whose images formed the basis of the subject of this banknote (obverse)
Bottom: The famous "Shema" seal from Megiddo, unearthed in 1903  (reverse)

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Year Signatures No. printed G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1958  100% (5718 תשי"ח) Pick# 31
1958  6% (5718 תשי"ח) Pick# 31s | Specimen

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