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  אדר ב 21, 5768 , 28/03/08

Polymer 20 Shekel Note to Be Issued in April

A new NIS 20 note will be printed on polymer, and the Bank of Israel may begin producing polymer versions of bills of other denominations as well.

The polymer notes will bear the same graphic design as the paper bills, but there will slight differences in their security markings. The most prominent of these changes will be a transparent window.

Polymer bills are harder to counterfeit and take longer to wear down and fall apart than paper bills. The polymer used for bills is a synthetic one, but natural polymer materials such as shellac and amber have been in use for centuries.

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