The Bank of Israel announces that from 13 April, 20 sheqel banknotes printed on polymer will be put into general circulation via the commercial banks and the Postal Bank.
The design on the polymer notes is the same as that on the paper notes, except for small changes in the security features. The most notable of these is a transparent window in the polymer notes, as shown below, which is easily recognizable by the public. The window has the number “20” embossed on it.
Front: At right, portrait of Moshe Sharett (1894-1965), the 2nd Prime Minister of Israel. In the background, picture of the ceremony of the unfurling of the Israeli flag at the UN building on May 12, 1949 and the text from the speech given by Sharett on that occasion.
Back: Picture of Jewish Brigade volunteers during WWII and of a pre-State look-out tower. Over the picture, text from Sharett's radio address after his return from a visit to the Jewish Brigade in Italy.
Israel 20 shekel commemorative polymer banknotes
Year : 2008
Condition : UNC
From 13 April the Bank will also issue a limited quantity of 1,800,000 polymer banknotes with a special inscription (in Hebrew) referring to Israel’s 60 anniversary "60 years to the state of Israel".