Bank of Botswana new polymer banknote, created by De La Rue

A new 10 Pula designed in collaboration with De La Rue, and on their Safeguard® polymer substrate, will enter circulation on 1st February 2018.

Bank of Botswana announced their decision to introduce a new 10 Pula on polymer to help increase durability of the banknote in circulation.

Working closely with De La Rue, the current banknote design has remained in keeping with the current bank note series.

The introduction of polymer has enabled advanced security features to be incorporated, including MASK™, a complex design variant of Gemini™ and Tactile Emboss – a feature designed to aid the visually impaired identify the denomination.

De La Rue’s Global Account Director Ruth Euling said ”We are very proud to have partnered with Bank of Botswana again as part of our long standing relationship, and are pleased to be so closely involved in the launch of their first polymer banknote”.

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Safeguard® is a registered trademark of De La Rue International Limited

Gemini™ is a trade mark of De La Rue International Limited

MASK™ is a trademark of De La Rue International Limited 

For further information, please contact:

Sinead Keller - Head of Media and PR

e. m. +44 (0)7584 155244

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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