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World Paper Money – Clydesdale Bank’s £5 Polymer Banknote to Enter Full Circulation Sept. 15


By De La Rue plc….
The Clydesdale Bank has announced today that its new £5 polymer banknote, printed by De La Rue, will be put into circulation from 15 September.

David Duffy, Chief Executive Officer of Clydesdale Bank, visited De La Rue’s Gateshead factory to view the £5 polymer banknotes in production. Designed and printed by De La Rue on its Safeguard® polymer substrate, the full circulation note follows the introduction of the award-nominated commemorative £5 last year. The note includes Spark® Orbital, a colour changing security ink, that is printed in the shape of Scotland over the transparent window allowing it be seen from both sides of the note.

Commenting on the new note, David Duffy said: “Our £5 polymer note has been hugely popular with the public, businesses and collectors and we’re looking forward to bringing this into full circulation. We’ll also be introducing a new £10 polymer note in 2017.”

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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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