Banco Central de São Tomé e Príncipe New Banknote by De La Rue

The Banco Central de São Tomé e Príncipe has today unveiled a new currency series. The launch is part of the Banco Central’s 25th Anniversary celebrations and consists of six new banknotes and five new coins. The banknotes have been designed and printed by De La Rue, the world’s largest commercial banknote printer, working in close collaboration with the Banco Central.

Mrs. Massari Lima Fernandes, Deputy Governor at the Banco Central stated ‘The notes have been designed to showcase wildlife that typified São Tomé e Príncipe. We have been working in partnership with De La Rue since 1977 and would like to thank them for their continued support through this process’

The new notes celebrate wildlife endemic São Tomé e Príncipe, and include innovative features to make them secure against counterfeiting.

The top four note values showcase a range of security features including De La Rue’s globally renowned Depth ™ Image Hologram and StarChrome® Colour Shift Thread.

The two lowest note values, 5 and 10 Dobras are on De La Rue’s Safeguard® polymer material, making them very durable whilst ensuring they are highly counterfeit resistant.

De La Rue’s Global Account Management Director Ruth Euling stated “We are very proud to have worked so closely with the Central Bank on their new series as they reveal the beautiful set of banknotes into the country.”


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About De La Rue:

De La Rue’s purpose is to enable every citizen to participate securely in the global economy. As a trusted partner of governments, central banks and commercial organisations, De La Rue provides products and services that underpin the integrity of trade, personal identity and the movement of goods. As the world’s largest designer and commercial printer of banknotes, De La Rue designs, manufactures and delivers banknotes, banknote substrates and security features to customers in a world where currency will continue to be a key part of the developing payments eco-system.

De La Rue is the only fully integrated supplier of both paper and polymer banknotes, and creates security features that ensure banknotes are protected against counterfeiting. De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial printer of passports, delivering national and international identity tokens and software solutions for governments in a world that is increasingly focused on the importance of a legal and secure identity for every individual. De La Rue also creates and delivers secure product identifiers and ‘track and trace’ software for governments and commercial customers alike to help to tackle the challenge of illicit or counterfeit goods and the collection of revenue and excise duties.

De La Rue is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LON-DLAR). For further information visit

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