50 Sheqalim David Ben-Gurion

50 Sheqalim (David Ben-Gurion) -  obverse50 Sheqalim (David Ben-Gurion) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Israel
Issuing bank Bank of Israel
Period State of Israel (1948-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1978
Value 50 Sheqalim (50 ILR)
Currency Old Shekel (1980-1985)
Composition Paper
Size 153 × 76 mm
Shape Rectangular
Number N# 204358
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References P# 46
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait of David Ben-Gurion the 1st Prime Minister of Israel; the library at kibbutz Sde Boker; the denomination "Fifty Sheqalim" and "Bank of Israel" Hebrew.​

Lettering:
50
חמישים שקל

בנק ישראל
התשל"ח 1978

Translation:
50 Sheqalim
Bank of Israel

Engraver: Royal Joh. Enschedé

Reverse

The Golden Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem; "Bank of Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic.​

Lettering: Bank of Israel

Translation:
50
٥٠
בנק ישראל
Bank of Israel
بنك إسرائيل

Engraver: Royal Joh. Enschedé

Comments

Sheqel series
(Series V since the establishment of the Bank of Israel)
Jewish and Israeli Personalities
1978 - 1985
(released as from 1980)


Signatures:​ Governor of the Bank Arnon Gafni; Chairman of the Advisory Council David Horowitz.​

Watermark:​ Profile of David Ben-Gurion.​

Sign for the blind:​ A black oval in the lower left-hand corner of the front.​

Color of serial numbering:​ Black.


Pick# 46b - bar strip code on top right of reverse


Pick# 46c - 2 green between BANK OF ISRAEL in English and 50 in Arabic of reverse


Pick# 46d - 4 black squares between BANK OF ISRAEL in English and 50 in Arabic of reverse

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Other Information:


Top Left: Portrait of David Ben-Gurion (obverse)
Top Right: View of Kibbutz Sde Boker in the Negev Desert along with the Library and burial sites for David Ben-Gurion and his wife Paula. (obverse)
Bottom: The now sealed Golden Gate entrance to The Old City of Jerusalem (reverse)


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In 1998, uncirculated bills were issued in a special philatelic first day of issue and marked to commemorate Israel's 50th Independence Day.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1978  $ 0.88 $ 0.88 $ 0.88 $ 1.94 $ 2.18 86% (תשל"ח 5738) Pick# 46a | Without small bars below serial #
1978  14% (תשל"ח 5738) Pick# 46b | Without small bars below serial #, but with bar code strips on back
1978  0.7% (תשל"ח 5738) Pick# 46c | 2 green bars below serial # on back.
1978  1.1% (תשל"ח 5738) Pick# 46d | 4 black bars below serial # on back

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