The Bank of Mauritius has issued a new 2000-rupee banknote printed on De La Rue’s Safeguard® polymer substrate. The Rs2000 is the second denomination to be printed on Safeguard®, following the Rs500 which began circulating in 2013.
It appears that the seven denomination Mauritius banknote series is gradually being converted to polymer instead of traditional cotton-paper substrate, with the 25 and 50-rupee notes currently printed on Guardian® polymer substrate.
The illustrative design of the new Rs2000 note continues to be similar to the previous 1999 design including a portrait of the previous Prime Minister of Mauritius, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam.
With the change to Safeguard®, the note’s security features have been upgraded. De La Rue’s new Illuminate design technique for polymer is used, incorporating a combination of both matte and iridescent inks, providing vivid and colourful artwork seen in the note’s clear window.
De La Rue’s Mask™ is also included in the design.
Speaking of the new banknote, Regional Sales Director for De La Rue, Matt West, said
“It is De La Rue’s great honour to be Bank of Mauritius’ trusted partner for this important project. De La Rue printed its first ever paper money for the Government of Mauritius in 1860 and we are immensely proud of our longstanding relationship, and that we are still supporting the Bank of Mauritius with its strategic objectives.“
Images courtesy of De La Rue plc.
Read the press release from De La Rue.
Read the Know Your Banknote brochure from the Bank of Mauritius