The £100 note issued by the States of Jersey Treasury to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is being considered for two international awards – the International Association of Currency Affairs’ (IACA) Excellence in Currency Awards: Best New Banknote Award and the International Bank Note Society’s (IBNS) The Banknote of the Year Award.
The Excellence in Currency Awards were introduced by IACA in 2007 to promote and recognise excellence in currency issue, production, processing, management and distribution.
The IBNS Banknote of the Year Award can only be entered if an IBNS member nominates a note and it is judged on artistic merit, imaginative designs, use of colour and modern security features. The winner will be featured on the IBNS website and the IBNS Journal which have a large international following.
Treasury and Resources Minister, Senator Philip Ozouf, commented “We are pleased that Jersey’s £100 note is being considered for two esteemed awards. This is a great opportunity for Jersey to celebrate its loyalty to the Crown while also presenting our history to the wider world, encouraging a better understanding of our traditions and allegiance to the monarchy. To be recognised at an international level for a banknote that symbolises Jersey’s heritage is something we should be very proud of.”
Issued in May 2012, Jersey’s £100 features ‘Equanimity’, the iconic portrait of the Queen by light artist Chris Levine and holograpor Rob Munday. The note was also responsible for inspiring Alistair Layzell’s 3D film, Jersey: A Royal Island.