On Thursday, the bailiwick of Jersey (located in the Channel Islands) introduced a brand new series of banknotes that highlight the region’s unique attributes.
Complete with images that chronicle key moments in the island’s history and phrases written in the native Jèrriais – a distinctive brand of French – the banknotes are the first new series Jersey has introduced in over twenty years.
Like many new banknotes, the Jersey series also comes equipped with new security features to deter counterfeiting. A hologram on the top left corner of the notes is one of the new features added to the series as well as a see through map of the state. Familiar features such as a watermark and a silver security thread that appeared on old banknotes return to this series as well.
This video gives an in-depth look at the new security features as well as the rich history embedded in each note:
The new series only covers the £1 to £50 bills, though a new £100 note could be considered next year. Over the next eight weeks, more than £20 million of the new banknotes will be put into circulation.
The existing Jersey banknotes are still legal tender and will remain in circulation until each note reaches the end of its useful life.