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Bank of Scotland Completes Upgrade to Polymer With New £100 Note

Bank of Scotland Completes Upgrade to Polymer With New £100 Note

By De La Rue, plc …..
The new £100, which entered circulation on May 9, 2022, features medical pioneer Dr. Flora Murray CBE and completes the series of polymer notes issued by the Bank of Scotland starting in 2016.

The new £100 was designed and printed by De La Rue on SAFEGUARD® substrate and features a clear window with an intricate De La Rue holographic foil stripe.

The De La Rue hologram is uniquely customized for the £100 and combines two origination methods for double the security: direct-write lithography (an advanced digital “hologram”) and a highly evolved form of Benton (H1-H2) holography (“classical” holography). PUREIMAGE™ animation, microtext, DEPTH™ effects on different levels, and a full-color portrait of Dr. Murray combine to create an engaging and striking security feature that is fully integrated into the note design.

The notes include enhanced security features including GEMINI™. As with the £10, £20, and £50 notes, the £100 support financial inclusion with a tactile emboss feature for the visually impaired.

A charity auction of rare and special notes of the new £100 series provided by De La Rue was held on May 5, 2022, where the Bank of Scotland raised almost £250,000. These funds will be donated to their charity partners Mental Health UK and The Royal Free Hospital, London, who provided the Flora Murray artwork to De La Rue for the banknote design.

Ruth Euling, Executive Director and Managing Director, Currency, said “Congratulations to the Bank of Scotland on the launch of their latest banknote. It has been a pleasure working with the Bank on this transition and we are privileged to continue to support the Bank of Scotland as they completed their upgrade to polymer.”

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About De La Rue plc

De La Rue logoDe 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 organizations 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.

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