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World Currency News – Bank of Botswana Introduces New Polymer Banknote

A new 10 Pula designed in collaboration with De La Rue on their Safeguard® polymer substrate entered circulation February 1

By De La Rue, plc …..
Front, Botswana 10 Pula banknote. Image courtesy De La Rue

Front, Botswana 10 Pula banknote. Image courtesy De La Rue

The Bank of Botswana announced their decision to introduce a new 10 Pula on polymer to help increase durability of the banknote in circulation.

Working closely with De La Rue, the current banknote design has remained in keeping with the current bank note series.

The introduction of polymer has enabled advanced security features to be incorporated, including MASK, a complex design variant of Gemini and Tactile Emboss – a feature designed to aid the visually impaired identify the denomination.

De La Rue’s Global Account Director Ruth Euling said “We are very proud to have partnered with Bank of Botswana again as part of our long standing relationship, and are pleased to be so closely involved in the launch of their first polymer banknote.”

Back, Botswana 10 Pula banknote. Image courtesy De La Rue

Safeguard® is a registered trademark of De La Rue International Limited. Gemini and MASK are trade marks of De La Rue International Limited.

At the time of publication, one Botswana Pula (BWP) trades for $0.10 USD.

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About De La Rue plc

De La Rue logoDe La Rue is the world’s largest commercial producer of currency and passports, supplying two thirds of the world’s countries. We are a great British business, with 200 years of experience in international trade and export 80% of our products globally. De La Rue also creates security features that ensure banknotes are protected against counterfeiting and provides governments and commercial organizations with the tools they need to tackle illicit trade. In the last three years alone, De La Rue generating over 7 billion unique products and solutions annually – in the form of banknotes, passports and secure product identifiers. De La Rue is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LON-DLAR).

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