Guyana celebrates 50 years of independence with a new $50 banknote

Thursday 12 May 2016: yesterday the Bank of Guyana marked 50 years of Guyanese independence by launching a new $50 designed and printed by De La Rue.

This brand new denomination – the first $50 ever in Guyana – has been issued to commemorate 50 years of the nation’s independence. The Bank of Guyana has played a significant role in the country’s development over the years by overseeing the financial system and taking measures to maintain monetary and financial stability. So issuing a new banknote is a fitting way to mark such a momentous occasion.

On the occasion of the launch, the Governor of the Bank of Guyana Dr Gobind Ganga commented ‘We are pleased to be marking Guyana’s 50 years of independence with a brand new denomination and are grateful to De La Rue for helping us with this project”.

De La Rue’s Ruth Euling, Account Management Director, said “We have been involved with printing currency for Guyana for exactly 100 years this year and are honoured to be involved with this new denomination”.

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For information:

Clare Lloyd Williams
Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 1256 605000

About De La Rue:

De La Rue is a leading commercial banknote printer, security paper maker and provider of security products and software solutions and, as a trusted partner of governments, central banks and commercial organisations around the world, is at the forefront of the battle against the counterfeiter.

As the world’s largest commercial banknote printer, De La Rue provides customers with a fully integrated range of sophisticated products and services which are available either individually or as a whole. This includes a leading design capability, production of innovative security components, manufacture of security paper and polymer substrates and sophisticated printing of banknotes, all contributing to trust in the integrity of currencies.

De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial passport manufacturer in an environment of increasing global concern over security at national boundaries and border control. De La Rue also produces a wide range of other security products, including tax stamps for governments who are seeking to combat illicit trade and collect excise duties. Other products include authentication labels, assuring purchasers of product validity, and government identity documents. In addition the Group manufactures high speed cash sorting and banknote inspection equipment.

De La Rue also provides a range of specialist services and software solutions including government identity schemes, product authentication systems and cash management processing solutions.

De La Rue is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LON:DLAR).

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