In 1996, the famous security printers, De la Rue issued a special House Note to honour the centenary of its founder. A portrait of Thomas de La Rue is pictured to the right with a view of current De la Rue Headquarters in Basingstoke on the back. This beautifully printed note is completed with a windowed security thread and a watermark celebrating Portals the illustrious firm of papermakers. In 1997 at the annual London Congress of the International Banknote Society examples of these notes were distributed to attendees and an overprint was added with the IBNS logo and the dates. This is the variety we are delighted to offer now in Crisp Uncirculated.