By De La Rue, plc …..
The Central Bank of São Tomé and Príncipe (Banco Central de São Tomé e Príncipe) has today unveiled a new currency series. The launch is part of the bank’s 25th Anniversary celebrations and consists of six new banknotes and five new coins. The banknotes have been designed and printed by De La Rue, the world’s largest commercial banknote printer, working in close collaboration with the Central Bank.
Mrs. Massari Lima Fernandes, Deputy Governor at the Banco Central stated “The notes have been designed to showcase wildlife that typified São Tomé e Príncipe. We have been working in partnership with De La Rue since 1977 and would like to thank them for their continued support through this process.”
The new notes celebrate wildlife endemic São Tomé e Príncipe, and include innovative features to make them secure against counterfeiting.
The top four note values showcase a range of security features including De La Rue’s globally renowned Depth™ Image Hologram and StarChrome® Colour Shift Thread.
The two lowest note values, 5 and 10 Dobras, are on De La Rue’s Safeguard® polymer material, making them very durable whilst ensuring they are highly counterfeit resistant.
De La Rue’s Global Account Management Director Ruth Euling stated “We are very proud to have worked so closely with the Central Bank on their new series as they reveal the beautiful set of banknotes into the country.”
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About De La Rue plc
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 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.