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Samoa: New $10 Banknote to Commemorate 16th Pacific Games
« on: May 30, 2019, 04:01:13 PM »
new $10 commemorative banknote

Posted on 24/05/2019

The Central Bank of Samoa announced today the release of a new $10 polymer banknote in June 2019, to commemorate the XVI Pacific Games 2019 which has been scheduled to be held in Samoa on the 7th July 2019.

The $10 banknote will be the second polymer banknote issued in Samoa and the first carbon offset banknote created from the polymer substrate.

Governor Ainuu-Enari said, “The new $10 Tala banknote design, celebrates the youth of Samoa and our sporting legacy.  Their stories of daily life and the realization of their sporting dreams are told through images placed on the note.”                                                                                                                                         

The Governor also said, the new banknote is one of a kind for Samoa as it will have a horizontal front and a vertical back.  The security features will be easy to recognize and deter counterfeiting.  With features including the Pacific Games logo depicted as a clear window with flames color gravure that support the clear window shape.  A mask feature beside the clear window appears as a plain printed green pattern when held up to the light, the number 10 appears as well as a pattern of raised dots to help the visually impaired.

This new banknote will be circulated with the existing $10tala which will remain legal tender. 

Source: Central Bank of Samoa
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Samoa: New $10 Banknote to Commemorate 16th Pacific Games
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2019, 09:34:08 AM »
De La Rue : The Central Bank of Samoa and De La Rue partner on first carbon neutral banknote to celebrate 2019 Pacific Games

06/06/2019 | 04:23am EDT

The designs of a limited edition commemorative 10 Tala ($10) banknote have been unveiled today by the Governor of the Central Bank of Samoa to celebrate the XVI Pacific Games. This is the third time Samoa have hosted the Games, a multi-sport event exclusively for countries in and around the South Pacific, which is taking place in from 7th - 20th July 2019. This banknote is the first known carbon neutral polymer banknote, leading the industry and helping to combat global climate change.

The $10 note has been designed by De La Rue and printed on De La Rue's Safeguard® polymer substrate; this will be the Central Bank of Samoa's second polymer banknote. The theme of the banknote is a celebration of Samoa's youth and their sporting legacy, with their stories being told through images on each side of the banknote.

Integrated into the banknote design are a number of security features that ensure the note is easy to recognise yet cannot easily be counterfeited. The see through window, unique to polymer banknotes, depicts the Pacific Games logo, and the note also includes De La Rue's MASK™ feature, a simple 'hide and reveal' effect that cannot be easily replicated by scanning or printing and is highly durable. To aid the visually impaired the commemorative note includes a tactile embossed feature, which can be used to identify the denomination of the banknote.

The Central Bank of Samoa and De La Rue are both extremely proud to have been able to work with Carbon Footprint Ltd to make this banknote Carbon Neutral by offsetting the emissions from production used through funding an equivalent carbon dioxide saving elsewhere. This is a first for both the Central Bank of Samoa and De La Rue, and also the first known polymer banknote to be carbon neutral. For this banknote, the carbon impact of both the materials and manufacturing process have been calculated and offset by supporting a high-quality power generation project in Indonesia.

Governor of the Central Bank of Samoa, Maiava Atalina Emma Ainuu-Enari, commented:

'We are extremely proud of the new commemorative banknote created to commemorate the XVI Pacific Games 2019 being hosted in Samoa, and are thankful to De La Rue for their close collaboration throughout this project and supporting us in developing our first carbon neutral banknote.'

De La Rue's Global Sales Director Ruth Euling said:

'We have been collaborating with the Central Bank of Samoa for over 40 years and we are delighted to be partnering with the Central Bank once again whilst they celebrate hosting the prestigious Pacific Games. We have been continuously innovating throughout our relationship and this banknote is no different, being the first carbon offset polymer banknote for both De La Rue and the Central Bank of Samoa - and possibly the world - which shows both our commitments to reducing our environmental impact'

The notes will be launched into circulation in June 2019.

MASK™ is a trademark of De La Rue International

Safeguard® is a registered trademark of De La Rue International.

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Samoa: New $10 Banknote to Commemorate 16th Pacific Games
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2019, 09:35:03 AM »
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