Star Wars: The Last Jedi commemorative bank notes launched
A limited run of 1,000 commemorative bank notes celebrating the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is being made available via the eBay Star Wars shop, along with 50 unique premium notes that are going up for auction. These have been produced by De La Rue, in partnership with the UK government's Made In GREAT Britain campaign.
100% of the money raised will be donated to UK-based charity Together for Short Lives, on behalf of Star Wars: Force for Change, a charitable initiative from Lucasfilm and Disney. The notes are crafted with 100% cotton cylinder mould paper, securitised and printed in De La Rue’s proofing department based in Hampshire. They incorporate an original light side/dark side artwork composition and several features including serial numbers; pattern work of the First Order and Resistance emblems; hidden scenes (discoverable under 365nm UV light); hidden messages in microtext (discoverable with an eye glass); a message in Aurebesh, one of the languages of the galaxy; and the signature of Director/Writer Rian Johnson. The 50 premium notes will also include an intaglio (a raised, hand-engraving of Rey) and each will have a unique, sequenced serial number.
“It’s incredibly exciting to be part of this one of a kind initiative to mark the release of The Last Jedi and for such a fantastic cause.” says Johnson. “It was a joy filming in the UK and working with a British crew and I’m delighted the Made GREAT in Britain campaign is celebrating this with the commemorative note.”