Bank of Mauritius launch a new 2000 Rupee polymer banknote on De La Rue’s Safeguard®, featuring new design innovations

The Bank of Mauritius has this week launched a new 2000 Rupee banknote into circulation, printed on De La Rue’s polymer substrate, Safeguard®. The note is a reproduction of the current design: retaining most of the paper security features, whilst introducing some upgraded security features. These enhanced features include De La Rue’s Mask™ feature and newly launched Illuminate design technique for polymer.

When it comes to banknote design, innovation is critical. Safeguard®, De La Rue’s polymer solution, allows for considerably improved banknote security, enabling sophisticated and robust security features to be embedded through design. The integration of original, technically advanced polymer design features ensures the security and durability of the banknote throughout its life.

A first in polymer design, Illuminate uses a combination of inks, including matte and iridescent inks, to inject vivid colour into the polymer window. Designs are no longer limited by the muted colours of previous generations of polymer. Illuminate offers unlimited possibilities in window design, through the creation of vibrant, standout artwork which drives strong end user recognition and public authentication.


Above: De La Rue’s Illuminate design technique for polymer, on 2000 Rupee.

On the 2000 Rupee launched this week, the hand-engraved portrait of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, previous Prime Minister of Mauritius, is retained, along with the associated intricate patterns, microprint and secure inks. The banknote retains its size and overall colour scheme.

This is the 35th banknote to be issued on De La Rue’s polymer substrate, Safeguard®, which was originally launched in 2012.

Commenting on the new banknote, Governor Googoolye said “We are really pleased with the new 2000 Rupee banknote that has been launched today, and hope that this is echoed by the Mauritian people. We would like to thank De La Rue for their continued support.”

Matt West, Regional Sales Director for De La Rue remarked “It is De La Rue’s great honour to be Bank of Mauritius’ trusted partner for this important project. De La Rue printed its first ever paper money for the Government of Mauritius in 1860 and we are immensely proud of our longstanding relationship, and that we are still supporting the Bank of Mauritius with its strategic objectives”

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MASK™ is a trademark of De La Rue International

Safeguard® is a registered trademark of De La Rue International


For further information, please contact:

Sinead Keller- Head of Media and PR, De La Rue

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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