The Central Bank of the Bahamas Launches $20 as part of their new banknote family, with De La Rue’s Active™ security thread

The Central Bank of The Bahamas has launched the third denomination of their new banknote family. This is the second to be printed by De La Rue.

The new $20 is part of the CRISP (Counterfeit Resistant Integrated Security Product) Evolution Series, and it features beautifully detailed designs that were based on concepts provided by the Bank. This banknote will become the second fully circulating banknote with De La Rue’s Active® security thread, a highly functioning security thread with a clear dual image and colour switching effect.

The vibrant new note portrays Sir Milo B. Butler, the first Bahamian Governor-General, and the vertical back of the note features a likeness of the tower at Festival Place overlooking the Nassau Harbor. The security thread appears on the back of the note and when it is tilted, the colours of the sand dollar and the number 20 in the thread switch from light on dark to dark on light. There is also a colour changing SPARK® Orbital™ ink in the bird on the front of the note.


To coincide with the release of this banknote, De La Rue worked very closely with the Central Bank in producing a banknote app, which includes detailed tutorials on the key security features of the new $20 banknote.

Commenting on the launch, Governor John Rolle, said “We would like to thank De La Rue for partnering with us on the latest banknote in our new series, and for working with our team to create the banknote app and publicity materials for our new $20. We once again are delighted to be showcasing some of the latest security. 

De La Rue’s Global Sales Director for Currency Ruth Euling commented “We are immensely proud of our longstanding relationship with the Central Bank of the Bahamas, which dates back to 1938, and are delighted to have partnered with them to deliver an innovative and stunning banknote with one of our latest security threads, and to be able support on their publicity materials.”thread technology ". 

Visit the Central Bank’s website to see the latest launch materials:

Watch the video to see the new $20:


Active® is a registered trademark of De La Rue International Limited. 
Orbital™ is a trademark of De La Rue International Limited. 
SPARK® is a registered trademark of SICPA Holding.


For further information, please contact:

Sinead Keller- Head of Media and PR, De La Rue

e. m. +44 (0)7584 155244


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 (LON-DLAR). For further information visit


About The Central Bank of The Bahamas:

The Mission of the Central Bank is: To foster an environment of monetary stability conducive to economic development, and to ensure a stable and sound financial system.

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