| 71 mm|
| Series B: 1999-present,
Series A: 1988-1999|
Portrait of Moshe Sharett; picture of the ceremony of the unfurling of the Israeli flag at the UN building on 12 May 1949; text from the speech given by Sharett on that occasion.
Series B: 3 January 1999
The twenty new shekel note (₪20) is the lowest value banknote of the Israeli new shekel, It was first issued in Series A 1988 with the Series B in 1999.
Latent image: A triangle in the right-hand corner.
Watermark: Portrait of Moshe Sharett 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 seven books written by Moshe Sharett.
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 olive-green and once in black which reflects UV light.
20 new shekel banknote Wikipedia
The additional red text on the polypropylene note (in reverse) reads "60 Years of the State of Israel" in Hebrew in red ink. It was only featured in a 1.8 million limited run close to the noted anniversary and is not present on a majority of notes.
It was Made of polypropylene, a polymer substrate, which is superior to the current paper note with a circulation life of a few months only. The polymer note is printed by Orell Füssli Security Printing of Zürich, Switzerland.
Portrait of Moshe Sharett; below, in a line legible under a magnifying glass, the titles of his seven books; the ceremony of the unfurling of the Israeli flag by Sharett at the U.N. building in 1949; the denomination "Twenty New Sheqalim" and "Bank of Israel" in Hebrew.
Original building of the Herzlia high school where Sharett studied; a background of Little Tel Aviv; the denomination "20 New Sheqalim" and "Bank of Israel" in Arabic and English.Watermark: Portrait of Moshe Sharett.
Security thread: In the middle of the note.
Look-through: Six small triangles on the front merge with two rhombi and two triangles on the back to form a Star of David when held against the light.
The current ₪20 in circulation is the Series B issued from 1999, it measures 71 x 138 mm with a green color scheme. The ₪20 Series A bank notes were issued from 1988 to 1999 and measured 76 x 138 mm with a dark gray scheme. The ₪20 Series A bank notes were withdrawn from circulation by 2005.