The new series entered circulation on June 15th, marking a complete transition to polymer substrate for Jamaica. The new notes were designed and printed by De La Rue on SAFEGUARD®. They comprise six denominations, including a new $2000 banknote.
The higher-value denominations feature a holographic stripe with photo-realistic dual portraits, DEPTH™ and PUREIMAGE™ effects. This is one of the first times a dual portrait has appeared on SAFEGUARD®. The lower-value denominations make use of large windows with high-resolution portrait images within the windows.
Additionally, the notes feature ARGENTUM™, ILLUMINATE, TACTILE EMBOSS, and Enhanced GEMINI™. The front of the banknotes utilises the Enhanced GEMINI™ feature to depict vivid pattern work.
Dr. The Honourable Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, stated, "We are able to ensure that these polymer notes are such that multiple banknote producers can produce them. The new notes will be printed on polymer substrate. This will allow for an increase in the average circulation life of the banknotes by at least 50%."
To be able to work with the Bank of Jamaica to help deliver their new polymer series has been a wonderful experience. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in creating this note.
The fact that this series includes the 100th SAFEGUARD® banknote to be launched is an incredibly proud moment for De La Rue and we are delighted to be able share such a milestone with the Bank of Jamaica.
Executive Director and Managing Director, Currency
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