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New Jersey bank notes begin circulation

Jersey's new 20 note
The denomination is written in Jerriais on the back of the notes

The first bank notes to be issued in Jersey for more than 20 years have entered circulation.

The new notes feature the 12 parish crests as well as carrying the denomination amounts in English, French and Jerriais.

The Treasury and Resources department said the new notes were designed to carry new security features as well as featuring Jersey history and culture.

Existing notes are still legal tender and will not be formally withdrawn.

The Treasury department said they will remain in circulation until individual notes are withdrawn at the end of their useful life.

Senator Philip Ozouf, the treasury minister, said: "They are designed to reflect the island's history and culture and I was especially pleased that, for the first time, the value of each note is written in Jerriais as well as in French."

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