Central Bank of Seychelles issues new banknote family

Monday 5 December 2016 - today the Central Bank of Seychelles is issuing into circulation its new family of 7 coins and 4 banknotes, the latter designed and printed by De La Rue.

The theme of the 4 new banknotes - 25, 50, 100 and 500 Rupees - is Seychelles’ unique biodiversity with key endemic species portrayed on the fronts and backs. From amphibians and reptiles to fish and birds, these bright and eye catching banknotes are a fitting tribute to the amazing and varied species found on the islands of the Seychelles. De La Rue worked closely in collaboration with the Central Bank to develop the designs and produce the notes.

The notes also carry a suite of world class security features to secure them against the threat of counterfeiting. Every denomination has a Depth™ image hologram with Kinetic StarChrome® security thread on 3 of the notes. These are the first notes in the world with this state-of-the-art thread that combines the proven technology of StarChrome® colour change with holographic technology. The top 500 Rupees has the award-winning super wide Optiks® security thread. In addition SPARK® Live optically variable ink features on the top 2 values.

Commenting on the launch, Mike Tirant, Head of Banking Services Division, said: “We are very pleased to be issuing these new notes into circulation today. We are undertaking a wide ranging awareness and education campaign to familiarise key stakeholders with the new notes and how to authenticate them. Our thanks to De La Rue for all their help in connection with this exciting new family of banknotes”.

De La Rue’s Ruth Euling, Global Account Director, commented “ De La Rue is very proud of the innovation in design and security features in these beautiful new banknotes and we are honoured to continue our long standing partnership with the Central Bank.”

Twenty Five Rupees  Fifty Rupees 
One Hundred Rupees  Five Hundred Rupees

StarChrome® and Optiks® are registered trademarks and Depth™ and Orbital™ are trademarks of

De La Rue International Limited. SPARK® is a registered trademark of SICPA Holding SA.

For information:

Clare Lloyd Williams
Marketing Communications Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 1256 605000

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 www.delarue.com  

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