Owner: Central Bank of Qatar
Printer & Design: De La Rue
Qatar Central Bank.QR1, QR5, QR10, QR50, QR100, QR200 and QR500 denominations
The Qatar Central Bank launched their 5th Series of banknotes on Qatar National Day, the 18th December. The banknotes, designed and manufactured by De La Rue, replace the current series first issued in 2003. After seventeen years the Qatar Central Bank was motivated to modernize the banknotes and to incorporate the latest security features. The new series has done this intelligently whilst maintaining a thematic link to important previous designs.
The new series is comprised of seven denominations with the front celebrating Qatari flora, fauna and architecture. The reverse of the notes reflects Qatari tradition and the development of education, sport and the economy. These themes are integrated with both
new and existing security features from De La Rue.
The security features protect the new series of banknotes at three levels: public, teller and machine readability. The new series is the first in the world to introduce NEXUS™, a new embedded stripe product category and is featured on the QR500. NEXUS™ appears as a purple stripe with the Qatar State emblem and denomination numeral chosen as the focal images. IGNITE® thread appears on the QR50, QR100 and QR200 denominations, with PUREIMAGE™ thread used for the QR5 and QR10, whilst FACET® thread is used on the QR1 note. Security is further enhanced with a striking holographic patch on the QR50, QR100, QR200 and QR500 denominations and GEMINI on all denominations.
The security features protect the new series of banknotes at three levels: public, teller and machine readability.