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Legal Tender Banknotes Currently in Circulation from the previous series

On Tuesday 7th June, 2011, the Central Bank of Seychelles issued upgraded 50, 100 and 500 Seychelles rupee banknotes with upgraded design, colour and security features. The previous 50,100 and 500 rupee banknotes still in circulation at the time were gradually withdrawn from circulation but still remain legal tender banknotes and can continue to be used alongside the upgraded 50, 100 and 500 rupee banknotes.

'Seychelles 2011 Banknote Series of 500, 100 and 50 Rupees' - Poster and Leaflet for Security Features

English Leaflet

English Poster

The older series of banknotes currently in circulation incorporates the following security features:

  • When held up against the light, the watermark image of a turtle can be seen.
  • The design incorporates a ' windowed' cleartext security thread, when held up against the light, the thread will show as a continuous line, and the text reading 'CBS' will become clearly visible.
  • See-through features; when the banknote is held up against the light, parts of the turtle design printed on the back will fit exactly with unprinted areas on the front.
  • Specially developed metallic fluorescent ink was incorporated in the design.
  • The banknotes contain a pattern designed to distort and visualise should any attempt be made to colour copy or scan the banknotes.
  • The R500, R100 and R50 banknotes feature an additional distinct sailfish with a gold foil (on the 500 and 100) and silver foil (on the 50) on the dorsal fin.
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