De La Rue create special Star Wars: The Last Jedi banknote
It might not be accepted currency on this planet, but a new note produced by De La Rue is proving popular with banknote collectors and fans of the famous film series.
The notes are available exclusively on the special website www.ebay.co.uk/starwars from 7 December.
They were created by British company De La Rue, which provides currency to over two thirds of the world’s countries.
The release of the note was part of a special initiative between film-makers Disney and the ‘GREAT Britain Campaign’ which is celebrating forty years of British creativity behind the Star Wars films.
The commemorative notes have a limited run of 1,000, available at a fixed price of £100, whilst another fifty unique premium notes were up for auction, with the sales ending on 17 December.
Watch a video about the note below…
The notes are crafted with 100% cotton cylinder mould paper, securitised and printed in De La Rue’s high security proofing department based in Hampshire.
They incorporate an original light side/dark side artwork composition and several special features including serial numbers; pattern work of the First Order and Resistance emblems; hidden scenes (discoverable under 365nm UV light); hidden messages in microtext (discoverable with an eye glass); a message in Aurebesh, one of the languages of the galaxy; and the signature of Director/Writer Rian Johnson. The fifty unique, premium notes will also include an intaglio (a raised, hand-engraving of Rey) and each will have a unique, sequenced serial number.
All of the money raised from the commemorative note will be donated to Together for Short Lives, on behalf of Star Wars: Force for Change. Together for Short Lives, a UK-based charity, supports children’s hospices and all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions, and their families.
Read much more about banknotes in the forthcoming Coin Collecting Magazine – available FREE with the April 2018 issue of Stamp & Coin Mart.