National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia issues two new banknotes printed by De La Rue

Thursday 15 December 2016 - today the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia (NBRM) is issuing into circulation 2 new banknotes printed by De La Rue. In a world first, one of the new notes has extra long windows in the high level Kinetic StarChrome® security thread.

This year marks 70 years of central banking activities in the Republic of Macedonia and the National Bank has issued 2 new denominations – a 200 and 2000 Denar – to mark the occasion. The new banknotes show traditional motifs and pattern work with a ceremonial bridal costume portrayed on the higher value 2000 Denar.

Layered counterfeit protection is offered across both the new values. The lower denomination 200 Denar has a colour changing green/red StarChrome® security thread as well as a gold iridescent stripe and Gemini™ ultra violet feature. The higher value 2000 Denar has a Kinetic StarChrome security thread. As only the second country in the world with this thread (following the Seychelles issued earlier this month), this note has a further evolution of the security thread as it appears in extra long windows in the note. This allows more of the holographic and colour changing elements of the security thread to be seen on the surface of the banknote, making it easier for the public to recognise and authenticate genuine banknotes. SPARK® Live Truspin also appears on the front of the note.

Commenting on the launch, Ms Sonja Kanevce, Head of Banknotes Department, said: “We are delighted to be marking our 70 years with the issue of these 2 new banknotes which will help the people of Macedonia with their everyday cash transactions. We are grateful to De La Rue for their help with this project.”

De La Rue’s Ruth Euling, Global Account Director, commented “The issue of the first banknotes with the extra long windows is an exciting development for us and we are delighted to see this innovation in the new Macedonian banknotes.”

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StarChrome® is a registered trademark 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.

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