Barbados marks 50 years independence with commemorative $50 banknote

Wednesday 30 November 2016 – De La Rue is delighted to have designed and produced a commemorative banknote for the Central Bank of Barbados to celebrate 50 years of independence

Based on the fully circulating banknote that has a bright hologram and a high level security thread, this commemorative $50 note features the official 50th anniversary logo.

Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Octavia Gibson, Deputy Director of Currency at the Central Bank of Barbados commented “We felt it was important to recognise this milestone in our nation’s history with a commemorative note and thank De La Rue for their support over the years”.

Ruth Euling, Sales Director at De La Rue, said “We have been working with the Central Bank for over 40 years and are very proud to be involved in this celebration.”

Central Bank OF Barbados

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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