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100 new shekel banknote

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Value  ₪100
Height  138 mm
Width  71 mm
100 new shekel banknote

Years of printing  Series B: 1999-present,Series A: 1986-1999
Design  Portrait of Itzhak Ben-Zvi; picture of the interior of the wooden structure which served as the President's residence; text from the speech given by Ben-Zvi at the first assembly of the Yemenite community held at his residence in 1953.
Design date  Series B: 3 January 1999

The one hundred new shekel note (₪100) is a banknote of the Israeli new shekel, It was first issued in Series A 1986 with the Series B in 1999.


Security features

  • Latent image: A triangle in the right-hand corner.
  • Watermark: Portrait of Itzhak Ben-Zvi and a small circle beneath it enclosing the initial of his surname (in Hebrew).
  • Security thread: Threaded through the paper below the middle of the note.
  • Microtext: To the right of the main text with titles of nine books written by Itzhak Ben-Zvi.
  • Optical Variable Ink: A triangle composed of small squares, with the apex pointing to the right.
  • See-through: A small triangle printed on either side of the note; the two triangles form a precise Star of David.
  • Serial numbers: Once in orange and once in black which reflects UV light.
  • Observe

    Portrait of Itzhak Ben-Zvi; to the right, In nine lines legible under a magnifying glass, the titles of his nine books; a background depicting a group of people representing different ethnic communities in Israel: the denomination "One Hundred New Sheqalim" and "Bank of Israel" in Hebrew.


    A view of Peki'in village, researched by Ben-Zvi, including the synagogue, a carob tree and a cave; an ancient stone candelabrum, the denomination "100 New Sheqalim" and "Bank of Israel" in Arabic and English.

    Security Features

  • Watermark: Portrait of Itzhak Ben-Zvi.
  • Security thread: In the middle of the note.
  • Look-through: A triangle on the front merges with a triangle on the back to form a Star of David when held against the light.
  • Circulation

    The current ₪100 in circulation is the Series B issued from 1999, it measures 71 x 138 mm with a brown color scheme. The ₪100 Series A bank notes were issued from 1986 to 1999 and measured 76 x 138 mm with a brown color scheme. The ₪100 Series A bank notes were withdrawn from circulation by 2005.


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