Legal Tender Notes Currently in Circulation
As at Tuesday 7th June, 2011, the Central Bank of Seychelles has issued new 50, 100 and 500 Seychelles rupee banknotes with upgraded design, colour and security features. The current 50,100 and 500 rupee banknotes are gradually being withdrawn from circulation but still remain legal tender banknotes and should continue to be used alongside the new upgraded 50, 100 and 500 rupee banknotes.
'Seychelles 2011 Banknote Series of 500, 100 and 50 Rupees' - Poster and Leaflet for Security Features
The older series of notes currently in circulation incorporates the following security features:
When held up against the light, the water mark image of a turtle can be seen.
The designs incorporate 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 bank note 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 notes contain a pattern designed to distort and visualise should any attempt be made to colour copy or scan the bank note.
The R500, R100 and R50 notes feature an additional distinct sailfish with a gold and silver foil on the dorsal fin.
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