Lebanon issues new polymer commemorative note

The Central Bank of Lebanon has issued a new commemorative note of 50,000 Lebanese pounds according to a press release by the printer, De la Rue:

The Banque du Liban is today launching a new polymer banknote produced on Safeguard, De La Rue’s polymer substrate.

Beirut: 9 April 2014 : The new Commemorative polymer banknote is issued to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Banque du Liban. With vibrant colours and imagery, the new note uses the latest technology as protection against counterfeiting. The clear ‘window’ area in the banknote shows an image of the Cedar of Lebanon in a bright, eye-catching blue/green ink which changes colour as the note is tilted and which can be seen from both sides of the note. The Banque is proud to be the first issuing authority in the region to use this colour changing ink in the clear window of the banknote.

De La Rue’s Sales Director Ruth Euling commented: ‘De La Rue is honoured that the Banque du Liban has selected our Safeguard polymer for their banknotes and included the SPARK ® Orbital TM feature which provides a dynamic, high impact public recognition feature. We congratulate the Banque on being the first issuer in the region to adopt the new technologies”.

Safeguard™ and Orbital are trade marks of De La Rue International Limited

SPARK® is a registered trade mark of SICPA Holdings SA

I haven't been able to find an image yet but let's hope it's a better looking note than the last commemorative issue from Lebanon.

Update: here are the images:

Steven Thursday 10 April 2014 at 8:11 pm | | news
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