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World Paper Money – Solomon Islands Launches Third Denomination in New Banknote Family

Front of the new Solomon Islands $20 bank note

By De La Rue, plc….
A new $20 designed and printed in close collaboration with De La Rue has been launched by the Central Bank of Solomon Islands. This is the third denomination of the new family of notes following the $50 and $100 launched previously.

The overall theme of the note is the islands’ rich cultural heritage. On the front of the note, the abstract pattern work is based on a geometrical design and represents the swirling movement of shoals of fish whilst images portraying traditional panpipes and ceremonial island dancing are shown on the back.

The bold purple color is complemented by the color shifting red-green StarChrome® thread which has been described as the best-selling premium security thread in the world.

Back of the new Solomon Islands $20 bank note

On the occasion of the launch of the new $20, the Governor of the Central Bank of the Solomon Islands Denton Rarawa commented “We are delighted to be issuing this third note in our new series and thank De La Rue for their continued help as we bring our new banknotes into circulation.”

De La Rue’s Global Account Director Ruth Euling said “Our relationship with the Solomon Islands began exactly 100 years ago this year and we are honored to be working with the Central Bank still as they issue this third note of their new bright and vibrant banknote series.”

At the time of publication, one Solomon Islands Dollar (SBD) trades for approximately $0.13 USD.

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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.

The company also provides a range of specialist services and software solutions including government identity schemes, product authentication systems and cash management processing solutions.

De La Rue is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LON:DLAR)

StarChrome® is a registered trademark of De La Rue International Limited

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