Two new Guardian™ 50 notes
19 October 2018
New notes on CCL Secure’s Guardian™ polymer substrate have been recently launched in Australia and announced in Uruguay, highlighting Guardian™’s benefits in terms of security, durability, environmental impact and public confidence.
CCL Secure’s Head of Product and Design, Tim Berridge, said the company is proud to be part of such important projects.
“We are honoured to support central banks in delivering Guardian™ polymer banknotes to help them meet their specific currency goals, whether that’s introducing a note which lasts longer in the cash cycle, is harder to counterfeit or can be recycled.”
The Reserve Bank of Australia launched its new $50 banknote into general circulation on October 18, following the release of the $5 and $10 over the past two years.
To increase resilience against counterfeiting, the Next Generation Banknote features an innovative top-to-bottom clear window that contains a number of dynamic security elements including a reversing number and flying bird, as well as microprint and a patch with a rolling colour effect. There is also a tactile feature to help the vision-impaired community distinguish between different denominations.
The $50 is Australia’s most popular banknote, accounting for nearly half of the total value of notes in circulation.
While across hemispheres, the Central Bank of Uruguay announced that its first banknote on Guardian™ polymer substrate will be a commemorative $50, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the central bank.
The Bank credits Guardian™ polymer for a note that is more inclusive, secure and longer lasting. Ensuring low denominations last a long period of time with public use is critical for Uruguay, as these denominations have the highest circulation in the country.
“The recent new launches and announcements 30 years on from the first ever Guardian™ polymer banknote are testament to its proven market performance over these last three decades. CCL Secure is committed to continuing to push the boundaries of innovation and collaborate with central banks to develop notes that meet their needs as the use of cash evolves,” said Dr Berridge.