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10 New Sheqalim 1987, Israel

in Krause book Number: 53b
Years of issue: 1987
Edition:
Signatures: Governor of the Bank: Mr.Shlomo Lorincz, Chairman of the Advisory Council: Mr. Michael Bruno
Serie: 1985 - 1991 Issue
Specimen of: 04.09.1985
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 138 x 76
Printer: N. V. Grafische Inrichting Johann Enschede en Zonen, Haarlam

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10 New Sheqalim 1987

Description

Watermark:

watermark

Golda Meir.

Avers:

10 New Sheqalim 1987

The Tree stylized as Star of David.

Golda Meir

The engraving on banknote is made after this photo of Golda Meir, beginning of 1970s.

Golda Meir (earlier Golda Meyerson, born Golda Mabovitch, May 3, 1898 - December 8, 1978) was an Israeli teacher and politician, who became the fourth Prime Minister of Israel.

Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel on March 17, 1969, after serving as Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister. Israel's first and the world's third woman to hold such an office, she was described as the "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics years before the epithet became associated with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion used to call Meir "the best man in the government"; she was often portrayed as the "strong-willed, straight-talking, grey-bunned grandmother of the Jewish people".

In 1974, after the end of the Yom Kippur War, Meir resigned as prime minister.

Microtext: "Let my people go!" (Hebrew. שלח את עמי!) vertically, centered.

For the Blind: Rhombus top right.

On the background are menorah, from the emblem of Israel.

menorah

The menorah is described in the Bible as the seven-lamp (six branches) ancient Hebrew lampstand made of pure gold and used in the portable sanctuary set up by Moses in the wilderness and later in the Temple in Jerusalem. Fresh olive oil of the purest quality was burned daily to light its lamps. The menorah has been a symbol of Judaism since ancient times and is the emblem on the coat of arms of the modern state of Israel.

Revers:

10 New Sheqalim 1987

Golda Meir

The engraving on banknote is made after this photo.

On the photo - Golda Meir surrounded by crowd of 50,000 Jews near Moscow Choral Synagogue on the first day of Rosh Hashanah in 1948.

Text: "Let my people go!" (Hebrew. שלח את עמי!), in big letters, is centered.

Comments:

I got this note in Bat-Yam, Israel in October 1992.