Morocco’s first Guardian polymer note
29 August 2019
CCL Secure has worked closely with the Bank Al-Maghrib and Dar As-Sikkah in Morocco to develop a commemorative 20 dirhams (DH) banknote on Guardian polymer substrate. The new note acknowledges the 20th anniversary of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI’s accession to the throne.
The 20 DH will be the first note in Morocco to be produced completely on polymer, incorporating numerous security features that are extremely difficult to counterfeit. Several features include micro-texts, a G-Switch element shifting from gold to purple, a complex window featuring a cameo of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI and anti-scan patterns.
Along with increased security, the commemorative 20 DH includes 20 tactile bands to assist people with visual impairment to identify the note.
It features a compelling vertical design with a portrait of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI on the obverse side. The reverse showcases the achievements of a modern Morocco with several renowned projects that were developed during the current reign, including the Mohammed VI bridge, the NOOR 3 solar power plant, the Mohammed VI satellite and the Al Boraq high speed train.
Director of R&D, Marketing and Design at CCL Secure, Tim Berridge, shared the company’s pride in being involved in the project.
“CCL Secure is honoured to be part of developing the first Guardian polymer note for Morocco,” said Dr Berridge.
“The commemorative note on Guardian helps to celebrate the accomplishments of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI amongst the note-using public. It will also provide benefits of counterfeit resilience and improved durability to the Bank Al-Maghrib.”
The new 20 DH is set to be issued in September 2019 in a limited quantity.