5 Lirot Albert Einstein

5 Lirot (Albert Einstein) -  obverse5 Lirot (Albert Einstein) -  reverse

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Issuer Israel
Issuing bank Bank of Israel (בנק ישראל)
Period State of Israel (1948-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1968
Value 5 Lirot (5 ILP)
Currency Pound (1960-1980)
Composition Paper
Size 150 × 75 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 31 March 1984
Number N# 203886
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 34
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, United States.
And 2 more volumes.


Portrait of Albert Einstein (1879-1955) the German-born theoretical physicist, universally recognized as one of the greatest scientists of all time; the denomination "Five Israeli Pounds" and "Bank of Israel" in Hebrew.​

בנק ישראל
חמש לירות ישראליות
התשכ"ח 1968

Bank of Israel
Five Israeli Pounds

Engravers: Prof. Masino Besi, Sam Hertz


Nuclear research reactor at Nahal Sorek; "Bank of Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.​

בנק ישראל
Bank of Israel
بنك إسرائيل

Engravers: Prof. Masino Besi, Sam Hertz


Profile of Albert Einstein.


Series III of the Lira
Jewish and Israeli Personalities

Signatures:​ Governor of the Bank David Horowitz; Chairman of the Advisory Council Y. Chorin.​

Watermark: Profile of Albert Einstein.​

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

Color of serial numbering: Black. Red (March 1974).​


Other Information:

Left: Albert Einstein (obverse)
Right: The nuclear research reactor at Nahal Soreq, circa 1960 (reverse)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1968  $ 19 35% (5278 תשכ"ח) Pick# 34a | Black Serial# - Issued 1972
1968  $ 13 68% (5278 תשכ"ח) Pick# 34b | Red Serial# - Issued 1974
1968  1.1% (5278 תשכ"ח) Pick# 34s | Specimen

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