The fruit of intensive research, this book was written by Yigal Arkin, a collector and researcher of means of payments and was published by the Currency Department of the Bank of Israel.
The book details the entire series of banknotes and coins issued during the period covered. Each note and coin is presented pictorially, and accompanying text describes both the design of motif and the choice behind it. The publication is unique in its technical detail of the notes and coins – size, cover, security measures against counterfeiting, designers and periods of circulation – as well additional background material including the original photographs which provided the source of the designs of the banknotes and coins. Next to the photos of each coin is an example of the original coin – usually an ancient Hebrew coin – upon which the modern coin was based.