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Diamond 1st diamond blue
Security features

(page updated: Oct 28/12)

1st seen: Feb 6/12
Photogravure

Security pattern lettering in background

Also exists:

self-adhesive

1st black
1st flame
1st gold
1st royal mail red

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum Security
slits
Security
code
 2-band phosphor
  OFNP Walsall Feb 6/12 Souvenir sheet PVA none M
  OFNP Walsall May 31/12 Booklet DP443
(Diamond Jubilee prestige booklet)
PVA none P

 

Code: P
 

Diamond 1st diamond blue
Self-Adhesive, Security features

1st seen: Feb 6/12
Photogravure

Security pattern lettering in background,
semi-circular slits

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum Security
slits
Security
code
 2-band phosphor
  OFNP De la Rue Feb 6/12 Counter sheet     Type 1 O
  OFNP De la Rue Feb 6/12 Business sheet     Type 2a B
  OFNP Walsall Feb 6/12 Booklet of 12     Type 2 T
  OFNP Walsall Feb 6/12 Business sheet     Type 2 B
  OFNP Walsall May 31/12 Mixed booklet     Type 2 C
  OFNP Walsall   Booklet of 6     Type 2 S

The security slits on the De la Rue Business sheets are placed lower than those from Walsall.

Security features:

1: no slits
2: cuts at top & bottom, wider than 2a
2a: cuts at top & bottom, narrower than 2
3: cut at bottom only

 

Code: O
Slits: Type 2a
Code: T
Slits: Type 2
Code: B
Slits: Type 2a
Code: C
Slits: Type 2
Code: S
Slits: Type 2
 


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