A new series of banknotes all issued on 05.12.2016. All notes are dated 2016. The theme of this new series is Seychelles biodiversity with key endemic species ranging from amphibians and reptiles to fish and birds. All notes are printed by De La Rue. New security features are incorporated into the new designs. The 500 Rupees is the largest denomination and is printed with Optiks security thread (Hybrid). All notes bear the Governor's signature Caroline Abel.