Gambia launches new commemorative note

The Republic of The Gambia will issue a new commemorative 20 dalasi banknote before the end of 2014. From the press release by De la Rue: "In order to commemorate 20 years of the President’s rule, the Central Bank of The Gambia is launching a new 20 Dalasi banknote. Designed and produced by De La Rue on Safeguard, this new polymer banknote is based on the existing paper 25 Dalasi but is a green rather than a blue note and bears a portrait of the President His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya Abdul-Azziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh. The image of the crocodile that was in the watermark of the 25D appears in the clear window on the polymer note. This is the first new note to be put into circulation in The Gambia for almost 20 years.

Commenting on the launch, Mr Amadou Colley, Governor of the Central Bank said “This new banknote has been produced on the latest polymer substrate and marks 20 years of progress and self reliance. Our long standing relationship with De La Rue has ensured a smooth and successful collaboration on this key project.”

Ruth Euling, Sales Director for De La Rue Currency stated “We are proud to have worked with The Central Bank of The Gambia since its inception and are delighted that they have joined the growing number of banks who have chosen Safeguard for their banknotes. The Gambia is the second country in Africa to issue notes on the Safeguard substrate with a third African country due to issue later this year."

Steven Thursday 20 November 2014 at 09:03 am | | news
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