By De La Rue plc ….
HM Government of Gibraltar has issued a new £100 banknote, designed and printed by De La Rue on its Safeguard® polymer substrate, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sir Joshua Hassan, Gibraltar’s first Chief Minister. This banknote is the first in the world to have a holographic foil on Safeguard®.
The overall note design is similar to the existing paper banknote but is printed on polymer with a large clear window showing a hologram of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Using Advanced Image Plane (formerly Classical) holography, the Depth™ Image hologram on the note offers high levels of security against counterfeiting whilst simultaneously showcasing all the clarity, color, movement and true depth achievable on a polymer substrate. The foil placed in the window is highly attractive, easy to authenticate and clearly visible from both sides of the note.
Speaking at the launch, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo commented “We are proud to be issuing a £100 note which is at the cutting edge of banknote design and whose security features are second to none. De La Rue has worked closely with us to achieve this successful launch and we are most grateful to them.”
Ruth Euling, De La Rue’s Account Management Director said “We have been working with the Government of Gibraltar since 1914 and are honoured to be involved with their latest banknote innovation.”
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.
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