Friday 26 August 2016: HM Government of Gibraltar has issued a new £100 banknote, designed and printed by De La Rue on its Safeguard® polymer substrate, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sir Joshua Hassan, Gibraltar’s first Chief Minister. This banknote is the first in the world to have a holographic foil on Safeguard®.
The overall note design is similar to the existing paper banknote but is printed on polymer with a large clear window showing a hologram of the Queen. Using Advanced Image Plane (formerly Classical) holography, the Depth™ Image hologram on the note offers high levels of security against counterfeiting whilst simultaneously showcasing all the clarity, colour, movement and true depth achievable on a polymer substrate. The foil placed in the window is highly attractive, easy to authenticate and clearly visible from both sides of the note.
Speaking at the launch, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo commented “We are proud to be issuing a £100 note which is at the cutting edge of banknote design and whose security features are second to none. De La Rue has worked closely with us to achieve this successful launch and we are most grateful to them.”
Ruth Euling, De La Rue’s Account Management Director said “We have been working with the Government of Gibraltar since 1914 and are honoured to be involved with their latest banknote innovation.”
Clare Lloyd Williams
Marketing Communications Manager, De La Rue
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. www.delarue.com