Monday 25 April - today the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has revealed the designs for its new £5 and £10 Safeguard® polymer banknotes to be introduced into circulation later this year and in 2017 respectively.
Following a widespread public consultation exercise, the theme of ‘natural colour and light’ was chosen to underpin the design elements of these notes. RBS has also revealed that the Scottish novelist and poet Nan Shepherd features on the £5.
The design makes maximum use of the clear window that is the hallmark of polymer banknotes. The RBS logo in the optically variable SPARK® Orbital™ ink appears in the clear window and can be seen from both sides of the note.
Commenting on the launch, the Chairman of the RBS Scotland Board, Malcolm Buchanan, said: “People in Scotland will be using this money every day. It is quite right that they got to play an important role in designing it. This truly is the people’s money. Our thanks to De La Rue for playing their part in this important banknote project.”
De La Rue’s Ruth Euling, Global Account Director, commented “De La Rue’s relationship with RBS dates back to the 1960s and we are very proud to continue to work with them as they reach another milestone in their banknote issue.”
SPARK® is a registered trademark of SICPA Holding SA. Orbital™ is a trademark of De La Rue International Limited
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About De La Rue:
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.
De La Rue also provides a range of specialist services and software solutions including government identity schemes, product authentication systems and cash management processing solutions.
De La Rue is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LON:DLAR).