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23rd August 2016, 20:34

First Sir Joshua Hassan £100 polymer banknote presented to family

Published by GBC News

The Chief Minister and the Financial Secretary have presented the family of the late Sir Joshua Hassan with the first copy of the new £100 note which commemorates his birth.

The note is the first ever £100 sterling banknote to be produced in polymer, as well as Gibraltar's first sterling banknote to be produced in this material.

The government says the note will have a smoother feel than traditional banknote paper but it will be more durable and will stay cleaner for longer.

Mr Picardo says the new polymer banknotes are at the cutting edge of banknote design and the security features are second to none.