The Qatar Central Bank revealed the impending launch and images of the new 5th series of banknotes on the 13th December 2020.
The new series will enter circulation on the 18th December and consists of seven denominations with the front celebrating Qatari flora, fauna and architecture. The reverse of the notes reflects Qatari tradition and the development of education, sport and the economy. These themes are integrated with both new and existing security features from De La Rue.
The new series contains two world firsts, it uses NEXUS™, this is the purple stripe on the 500 Rial and is a new type of security feature - micro optic embedded stripe. The 5th series also represents the first time that IGNITE® appears on circulating banknotes and the first time that the red/black and red/green colour shift is seen in a note. IGNITE® can be seen on the 50, 100 and 200 Rial banknotes and PUREIMAGE™ is on the 5 and 10 Rial notes. Holographic patches featuring optically variable depth effects and bespoke imagery appear on the 50, 100, 200 and 500 notes, with Enhanced Gemini™ on every denomination.
Ruth Euling, Managing Director, De La Rue Currency: "Congratulations to the Qatar Central Bank on this ground-breaking series. It is truly unique and De La Rue is extremely privileged to have designed and printed these notes for this occasion."
De La Rue's market-leading Currency division provides fully finished banknotes, secure polymer substrate and banknote security features to half of all central banks and currency issuing authorities around the world.
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