ISRAEL Paper Money,
2019 Fantasy-Private Issues


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מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל
- ISRAEL Fantasy-Private Banknotes, "State of Israel" 2019 Issues

מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל 
 State of Israel


 "State of Israel"

P.New 500 New Shekels 2019 ESSAY


This Fantasy-Private banknote features Emma Lazarus,  (July 22, 1849 November 19, 1887) an American author of poetry, prose, and translations, as well as an activist for Jewish causes.

She wrote the sonnet "The New Colossus" in 1883. Its lines appear inscribed on a bronze plaque, installed in 1903, on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. The last lines of the sonnet were set to music by Irving Berlin as the song "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor" for the 1949 musical Miss Liberty, which was based on the sculpting of the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World). The latter part of the sonnet was also set by Lee Hoiby in his song "The Lady of the Harbor" written in 1985 as part of his song cycle "Three Women".

Lazarus was also the author of Poems and Translations (New York, 1867); Admetus, and other Poems (1871); Alide: An Episode of Goethe's Life (Philadelphia, 1874); Poems and Ballads of Heine (New York, 1881); Poems, 2 Vols.Narrative, Lyric and Dramatic; as well as Jewish Poems and Translations.

Source: Wikipedia   Postage stamp from Antigue & Barbuda $5 1985 features Statue of Liberty and The New Colossus poem.

This banknote can be bought on eBay from friend dealer Yuri Minkin: