World Paper Money Value and Identification Guide




Paper Money Values - Israel

From the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 until 1952, banknotes were issued by the Anglo-Palestine Bank and denominated in the Palestine pound. In 1952, the Anglo-Palestine Bank changed its name to Bank Leumi Le-Yisrael and adopted Israeli pound (also called the lira) as the official currency. The Bank of Israel was established in 1954 and assumed responsibility for the production of paper money. In 1980 Israel converted to the shekel (now called the old shekel). Following a period of hyperinflation, the new shekel was introduced in 1986 replacing the old shekel at a rate of 1,000 to 1.

1952 Issue

Israel Paper Money 1 Pound 1952
Israel Paper Money 1 Pound 1952

  • Denomination: 1 Pound
  • Issue Date: 1952
  • Reference: 20a
  • Authority: National Bank in Israel
  • Printer: American Bank Note Company
  • Signatures: Aharon Barth & Eliezer (Siegfried) Hoofien
  • Grade: Choice About UNC 58 EPQ - PMG
  • Sale Date: Dec. 2019
  • Price: $138.50



1955 Issue

Israel Paper Money 1 Lira 1955
Israel Paper Money 1 Lira 1955

  • Denomination: 1 Lira
  • Issue Date: 1955
  • Reference: 25a
  • Authority: Bank of Israel
  • Printer: Thomas de la Rue
  • Front: River Jordan - Galilee - Flowers
  • Watermark: Menorah
  • Signatures: Eliezer (Siegfried) Hoofien & David Horowitz
  • Grade: Gem UNC 66 EPQ - PMG
  • Sale Date: Dec. 2019
  • Price: $346.00

1958-1960 Issue

Israel Paper Money 1 Lira 1958
Israel Paper Money 1 Lira 1958

  • Denomination: 1 Lira
  • Issue Date: 1958
  • Reference: 30c
  • Authority: Bank of Israel
  • Printer: Johan Enschede en Zonen
  • Front: Fisherman with Net and Anchor
  • Back: Mozaic
  • Signatures: Yitzhak Nebenzahl & David Horowitz
  • Grade: Choice UNC 64 EPQ - PMG
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $10.50

Israel Paper Money 50 Lirot 1960
Israel Paper Money 50 Lirot 1960

  • Denomination: 50 Lirot
  • Issue Date: 1960
  • Reference: 33c
  • Authority: Bank of Israel
  • Printer: Johan Enschede en Zonen
  • Front: Settlers in the Negev Desert
  • Back: Mozaic of Menorah
  • Watermark: Boy and Girl
  • Signatures: Yitzhak Nebenzahl & David Horowitz
  • Grade: Choice UNC 64 EPQ - PMG
  • Sale Date: Jan. 2020
  • Price: $35.00