The Central Bank of the Bahamas launches first denomination of new family with De La Rue's Active™ security thread

28 September 2016: De La Rue congratulates The Central Bank of The Bahamas on the occasion of the launch of the new $10 banknote, the world’s first circulating note with its Active™ security thread.

The new $10, launched today, has been designed and printed by De La Rue in close collaboration with the Central Bank. Using concept designs provided by the Bank, this note is a world first for a fully circulating banknote with De La Rue’s Active™ security thread and the first of a new family of banknotes that will be introduced over the next few years.

The vibrant new note portrays Sir Stafford Sands, a former finance minister who helped create the tourism industry in the Bahamas, and on the vertical back of the note the lighthouse at Hope Town, Abaco. The new security thread also appears on the back of the note. When the note is tilted, the colours of the sand dollar and the number 10 in the thread switch from light on dark to dark on light. There is also a colour changing SPARK® Orbital™ ink in the butterfly on the front of the note.

Commenting on the launch, Governor John Rolle, said “We are delighted to be pioneering the latest security thread technology and thank De La Rue for helping us with this first note in our new series".

De La Rue’s Global Account Director Ruth Euling stated “We are honoured to be working with the Bahamas. Our relationship dates back to 1938 and we are delighted to see one of our newest security features in this stunning banknote”.

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Active™ and Orbital™ are trademarks of De La Rue International Limited. 

SPARK® is a registered trademark of SICPA Holding


For information:
Clare Lloyd Williams
Marketing Communications Manager, Currency

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 (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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