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Commemorative Star Wars note launches

The Last Jedi note forms part of special initiative between Disney and the Great Britain Campaign.

An official commemorative note has been launched to celebrate the arrival of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Available exclusively from eBay – and with 100% of the money raised being donated to Together for Short Lives – the note forms part of a special initiative between Disney and the Great Britian Campaign to mark the 40 years of British creativity behind the Star Wars films.

The note has been created by British company De la Rue, which provides currency to over two thirds of the world’s countries, including the UK.

eBay is the home to the limited edition run of 1,000 commemorative notes – available at a fixed price of £100, plus a further 50 unique premium notes up for auction.

They incorporate an original light side/dark side artwork composition and several special 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 unique, premium notes will also include an intaglio (a raised, hand-engraving of Rey) and each will have a unique, sequenced serial number.

The link between the Star Wars franchise and the UK began over 40 years ago, with production of Star Wars: A New Hope beginning at Elstree Studios.

Creative Industries Minister Matt Hancock said: “We are thrilled the new Star Wars film will be celebrated with a commemorative note. The film proudly flies the flag for the UK’s creative industries.

“Shot at the iconic Pinewood Studios, it features some of the best British talent in front and behind the cameras and bodes well for the future of UK film. Star Wars is part of the huge success of our film industry.”

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