Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago's Safeguard® polymer note wins International Bank Note Society Banknote of the Year 2014

11 May 2015: the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago’s stunning new commemorative $50 banknote, designed and produced by De La Rue on Safeguard, has won the prestigious International Bank Note of the Year Award 2014.

De La Rue is delighted to announce this first global accolade for its Safeguard design expertise.  The modern and eye-catching design is a fitting winner of this annual award and marks the 7th time that the company’s design department has won such international recognition from the International Bank Note Society (IBNS). 

Designed and produced by De La Rue in close collaboration with the Central Bank, the highly colourful and distinctive $50 note was issued in December 2014 to mark 50 years of the Central Bank.  With striking images of hibiscus flowers, a native bird and carnival dancer, the new note is a fitting reflection of the beauty and vibrancy of Trinidad and Tobago.  A particularly dynamic image of a Red-Capped Cardinal bird appears in the clear window of the polymer note. 

This brings to a total of 13 the awards that De La Rue’s banknote designs have won since 2007 – a track record of which we are justifiably proud.

 Trinidad and Tobago $50 front   

 Trinidad and Tobago $50 back

Safeguard® is a registered trademark of De La Rue International Limited


For further information:

Clare Lloyd Williams
Marketing Communications Manager, De La Rue
Tel: +44 (0) 1256 605222
Email: clare.lloyd.williams@uk.delarue.com

About De La Rue plc:

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.

The company 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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