SCR – Seychelles Rupee

Monetary System

1914: 1 Seychellois rupee (SCR) = 100 cents

Government of Seychelles

Seychelles became a separate British colony in 1903, but continued to use banknotes from India and Mauritius as legal tender for several decades.

2016 Issues

These notes commemorates 40 years of Seychelles’ independence, with the theme “Seychelles’ Unique Biodiversity–the backbone of our economy.” The three lower denominations are the first in the world to use De La Rue’s Kinetic StarChrome windowed security thread which combines color-changing and holographic technologies. The coco-de-mer nuts at lower left front are raised tactile marks to assist the sight-impaired distinguish between denominations.

Description: 25.00 SCR – Seychelles Rupee Size: 126 x 63 mm

Purple, pink, and light blue. Front: Creole, English, and French text; two coco-de-mer nuts; Depth Image hologram coat of arms; coco-de-mer leaf and nuts; Seychelles Magpie Robin (Pi Santez / Shama des Seychelles) bird; denomination as registration device. Back: Creole, English, and French text; Seychelles Killifish (Gourzon / Pachypanchax pointillé); flower; Seychelles Blue Pigeon (Pizon Olende / Founingo rouge-cap) bird on a branch; gold iridescent stripe with 25 and killifish pattern. Red-to-green Kinetic StarChrome windowed security thread with demetalized 25. Watermark: Magpie Robin, electrotype 25 / Seychelles, and Cornerstones. Printer: (De La Rue). 126 x 63 mm. Paper.

Description: 50.00 SCR – Seychelles Rupee Size: 132 x 66 mm

Green, gray, and turquoise. Front: Creole, English, and French text; three coco-de-mer nuts; Depth Image hologram coat of arms; Seychelles Giant Day Gecko and Catkin flowers; Seychelles Black Parrot (Kato Nwanr / Perroquet vasa des Seychelles) bird on branch; denomination as registration device. Back: Creole, English, and French text; Seychelles Tree Frog (Krapo / Rainette des Seychelles); flower; Seychelles White-eye (Zwaza Linet / Oiseau-funettes des Seychelles) bird; gold iridescent stripe with 50 and frog pattern. Red-to-green Kinetic StarChrome windowed security thread with demetalized 50. Watermark: Black Parrot, electrotype 50 / Seychelles, and Cornerstones. Printer: (De La Rue). 132 x 66 mm. Paper.

Description: 100.00 SCR – Seychelles Rupee Size: 138 x 69 mm

Red, peach, and pink. Front: Creole, English, and French text; four coco-de-mer nuts; Depth Image hologram coat of arms; Giant Bronze Gecko and Catkin flowers; Seychelles Black Paradise Flycatcher (Vev / Gobe-mouche noir de paradis des Seychelles) birds on branches; denomination as registration device. Back: Creole, English, and French text; Aldabra Banded Snail (Kourpa Are Aldabra / Escargot rayé d’Albabra) in SPARK; Glionnetia sericea flowers and leaf; Seychelles Sunbird (Kolibri / Soulmanga des Seychelles); gold iridescent stripe with 100 and sunbird pattern. Red-to-green Kinetic StarChrome windowed security thread with demetalized 100. Watermark: Black Paradise Flycatcher, electrotype 100 / Seychelles, and Cornerstones. Printer: (De La Rue). 138 x 69 mm. Paper.

Description: 500.00 SCR – Seychelles Rupee Size: 144 x 72 mm

Tan, red, and brown. Front: Creole, English, and French text; five coco-de-mer nuts; Depth Image hologram coat of arms; Catkin flowers; Seychelles Kestrel (Katiti / Crécerelle des Seychelles) bird on branch; Horne’s pandanus; denomination as registration device. Back: Creole, English, and French text; Seychelles Tiger Chameleon (Kanmeleon / Caméléon tigre des Seychelles) in gold-to-green SPARK; Wild Bilimbi flowers; insects; Seychelles scops-owl (Syer / Petit duex sciour) bird on branch; gold iridescent stripe with 500 and owl pattern. Optiks security thread with Seychelles Vinegar Flies, 500, and BIGAY BWA TORTI pattern. Watermark: Seychelles Kestrel, electrotype 500 / Seychelles, and Cornerstones. Printer: (De La Rue). 144 x 72 mm. Paper.