Maldives Monetary Authority issues commemorative new high value 5,000 Rufiyaa

Monday 27 July 2015: The Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) has issued a new high value commemorative note printed on polymer substrate. The new 5,000 Rufiyaa has been designed by local designer Abdullah Nashaath and was printed on Safeguard by De La Rue, in close association with the MMA.

This commemorative note is issued to mark the 50th Anniversary of independence of Maldives. It depicts 50 years of development and the peaceful approach taken by the country in obtaining independence.

As previously reported in May, the MMA is going to issue a whole new series of notes on De La Rue’s polymer substrate. This new note series of Maldives named “Ran Dhihafaheh” will be launched in October this year and will be issued into circulation before the end of the year. The new note series will represent a radical departure in design from the previous notes.  

Maldives front and back

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For information:
Clare Lloyd Williams
Marketing Communications Manager, Currency
Tel: +44 (0) 1256 605000


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.

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