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Fighting inflation (II) - 1985-1998 set of New Shekel:

5 New Shekel - 1985 - P52:

Portrait of Levi Eshkol, Israeli 3rd prime minister; View of Jerusalem:
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the National Water Carrier, one of Eshkol's national projects, against a background of meadow and barren land:
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Fighting inflation (III) - 1985-1998 set of New Shekel:

10 New Shekels - 1985 - P53

Portrait of Golda Meir, Israeli 4th prime minister, a stylized tree with intertwining branches against a background of seven-branched candelabra and the words "Let my people go" in microprint:
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Golda Meir among Russian Jews in front of the Moscow synagogue, September 1948; the words "Let my people go" in the background:
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Fighting inflation (IV) - 1985-1998 set of New Shekel:

20 New Shekels - 1985 - P54:

Moshe Sharet, 2nd prime minister of Israel, Sharet raising the flag of Israel in front of the UN headquarter, NY, 1949:
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Original building of the Herzlia high school where Sharett studied:
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Fighting inflation (V) - 1985-1998 set of New Shekel:

50 New Shekels - 1985 - P55:

Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Israeli writer:
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Panoramic arch of Jerusalem, East European "Shtetel" (small Jewish town, many of Agnon's stories take place in the Shtetls):
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Fighting inflation (VI) - 1985-1998 set of New Shekel:

100 New Shekels - 1986 - P56:

Itzhak Ben Zvi, 2nd president of Israel and historian, Jewish ethnic groups, researched by Ben Zvi:
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A view of Peki'in village, researched by Ben-Zvi, including the old synagogue, a carob tree and a cave:
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Fighting inflation (VII) - 1985-1998 set of New Shekel:

200 New Shekels - 1991 - P57:

Zalman Shazar, 3rd president of Israel; Candelabrum formed from DNA molecule, as a symbol to the progress of science; In the background - the poem "compulsory education law" written by Natan Alterman in 1949 (The law is Shazar's initiative):
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Pupil and Hebrew letters:
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I really enjoyed seeing these notes and coins
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An interesting and informative thread, Eli. Thanks.

I never paid attention to the currency when I was living in Israel. Perhaps because my principal hobby is philately.
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Thank you very much, lekshmy and Snap73, for your warm words!

Current Set of Israel Banknotes - 2014-2023: (I)

The current set of banknotes of Israel contains 4 banknotes of 20, 50, 100 and 200 New Shekels, all show Israeli famous poets. Here they are:

20 New Shekels - 2014 - P65:

Rachel Bluwstein ( 1890 – 1931), a Hebrew-language poet who immigrated to Eretz Israel, then part of the Ottoman Empire, in 1909. She is known by her first name, Rachel or as Rachel the Poetess:
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Lake of Galilee (Kinnereth) and a phrase from Rachel song: "Oh my Kinneret, Did you exist, or did I dream a dream?":
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Current Set of Israel Banknotes - 2014-2023: (II)

50 New Shekels - 2015 - P66:

Shaul Tchernichovsky (1875 – 1943), a Russian-born Hebrew poet, considered one of the great Hebrew poets, identified with nature poetry, and as a poet greatly influenced by the culture of ancient Greece:
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Capital of Corinthian column and a phrase from Tchernichovsky song: "for I still believe in mankind, in his spirit, strong and bold:"
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Current Set of Israel Banknotes - 2014-2023: (III)

100 New Shekels - 2017 - P67:

Leah Goldberg (1911 – 1970), an Hebrew-language poet, author, playwright, literary translator, and comparative literary researcher:
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Gazelles and a phrase from Goldberg's song: "White, long days like the Sun beams at summer":
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Current Set of Israel Banknotes - 2014-2023: (IV)

200 New Shekels - 2015 - P68:

Nathan Alterman(1910 – 1970), an Israeli poet, playwright, journalist, and translator:
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Moonlit flora and a phrase from Alterman's song "We love thee, homeland, In joy, in song and in labor":
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Eli
You have a nice collection of banknotes and coins here.
Eli wrote: 14 Mar 2020 03:25 Reverse: Harp, design taken from an ancient coin issued during Bar Kokhva Revolt period, a rebellion of the Jews of the Kingdom of Judea, led by Simon Bar Kokhva, against the Roman Empire, 132-135 CE:
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Eli wrote: 20 Mar 2020 01:43 Reverse: Cluster of Grapes, design taken from an ancient coin issued during Bar Kokhva Revolt period, 132-135 CE:
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Here is an original Bar Kokhva coin that furnished the designs on your coins.
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Zuz (denarius), attributed to Year 3 (134-35).
Obverse (Shim’on) / Bunch of grapes.
Reverse: (For the Freedom of Jerusalem) / Lyre with three strings.

3.19 gm, 18.5 mm.

This coin likely started out as a denarius of one of the Roman emperors between Vespasian and Hadrian. 

Though the language on this coin is Hebrew, the letters are paleo-Hebrew, an early form of the Hebrew alphabet that had been out of general use for more than 500 years. This alphabet was likely chosen because of its symbolism: It pointed back to the times of the Jewish kingdoms before the Babylonian exile.

In Jewish prophetic literature, grapes (and the vine or vineyard) are often symbolic of the restoration of Israel, or even symbolic of Israel itself.

The lyre on the reverse is associated with temple worship, as are trumpets, which are also found on coins of the Bar Kokhba Revolt. 
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Many thanks, AdmiralCollector, for the great information. Indeed, most Israeli coin designs, until today, are based on old Jewish coins from the period the Jews had independent state, mainly the Kingdom of Judea period and the Bar Kokhva revolt against the Roman Empire. Many of these old coins are shown on Israeli stamps issued during years 1948-1960. Here is a page from my Israel album shows part of these stamps:
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Yes, Eli, that is a nice set of stamps you have there.
It has been on my "want list" for a while, but I've never gotten around to getting it.
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