ISRAEL 1988 50 SHEQALIM #P-55b, PMG 67 EPQ. SUPERB GEM UNC

ISRAEL 1988 50 SHEQALIM #P-55b, PMG 67 EPQ. SUPERB GEM UNC
ISRAEL 1988 50 SHEQALIM #P-55b, PMG 67 EPQ. SUPERB GEM UNC

ISRAEL 1988 50 SHEQALIM #P-55b, PMG 67 EPQ. SUPERB GEM UNC
ISRAEL 1988 50 SHEQALIM #P-55b, PMG 67 EPQ. Obverse: Shmuel Yosef (Shai) Agnon Reverse: Jerusalem skyline and Eastern European small Jewish town Dominant color: purple Dimensions: 138 x 76 mm Printers (unverified): Royal Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem/Netherlands Date of issue: 4 September 1985.

The obverse of the NIS 50 banknote of series I of the New Sheqel depicts Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Israel's first Nobel Prize laureate, who was awarded the prize for literature in 1966. Born in 1888 in Eastern Galicia, he immigrated to Israel in 1908. His works depict much of past Jewish life in Europe, life in the Land of Israel before the modern Jewish State was established, and Judaism itself. Agnon writes in Hebrew with exceptional richness of language, incorporating many quotations from the Scriptures and Jewish Sages. Agnon was one of the central figures of Hebrew literature of the 20th century and was awarded the Israel Prize twice, the Bialik prize, and the Nobel Prize.

His books have been translated into English, German and many other languages. He died in Jerusalem in 1970. On this banknote, Agnon is portrayed in a pensive mode against a backdrop of his books. On the reverse, two of Agnon's major subjects of his many writings, an Eastern European small Jewish town or "Shtetl", and Jerusalem, are outlined in two stylized semi-circles, with letters of the Hebrew alphabet floating in the Jerusalem sky. A total of 20,000 banknotes was issued; 9,999 loose notes, and 10,001 notes in presentation folder.

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ISRAEL 1988 50 SHEQALIM #P-55b, PMG 67 EPQ. SUPERB GEM UNC


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