anti-counterfeiting devices

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Banknote Security Features Helped Pound “Regain Strength” Says Central Bank

Lebanon’s latest series of banknotes featuring increased security features have helped the Lebanese pound regain value, according to Riad Salameh, Governor of the country’s central bank. “The trust in Lebanese currency is not only because of the strength in financial accounts but is also due to the banknote itself,” he said at an international conference […]

Old Banknote Series Re-Emerges As Fake In NS

The “Scenes of Canada” banknote series hasn’t been printed in over 30 years, but RCMP in Halifax, Nova Scotia say counterfeit bills mimicking the old series have been popping up recently. The counterfeit notes were predominately $50 bills, though counterfeit $20 bills from the old series have also been reported his week. Const. Tammy Lobb […]

Bank Of Canada Unveils New $20 Bill This Week

The Bank of Canada is set to unveil its new $20 bill this week, the third in its series of new polymer banknotes. The new $20 note will feature an updated portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the front and the Canadian National Vimy Memorial on the back. According to a press release, the design […]

Sweden Unveils Look At New Banknotes

Nearly a year after Sweden’s central bank announced the country’s banknotes would be changing design, Sveriges Riksbank unveiled the first glimpse of the new notes. The new notes will span all the denominations – 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 & 1,000 kronor – and the design will feature famous Swedes such as film director Ingmar […]

United Arab Emirates Banknotes Pose Problems for ATMs

Five months after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) introduced new Dh500 bills, the Central Bank said it is still experiencing problems with automated teller machines (ATMs) accepting the new banknotes. The bills feature new anti-counterfeiting devices such as transparent windows that are proving to be incompatible the existing ATMs. Rashid Al Fandi, executive director of […]

Commemorative Jersey Note Features Queen Elizabeth Hologram

The States of Jersey unveiled a special commemorative banknote that features a holographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth this week. Available June 1, the £100 banknote is a special edition note that marks the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. In order to manufacture the note, a law dating back to 1959 that limited the maximum denomination of any […]

Saudi Scientists Create Banknotes With RFID Tags

Scientists in Saudi Arabia have created banknotes containing radio frequency identification (RFID) to prevent counterfeiting. In the world of specialty paper, RFID tags or chips are typically associated with electronic passports. Containing a carrier’s biometric information, the RFID chips facilitate faster and more secure passage at border crossings. Researchers at the King Abdullah University of […]

New $50 Canadian Bills Enter Circulation This Week

The Bank of Canada will begin circulating its new $50 polymer banknote this week. The bill is the second in a series of new banknotes the Bank of Canada will introduce over the next two years. The first note, the $100 denomination, was released in November 2011. The new Canadian banknotes feature security devices such […]

Bank Of Namibia To Introduce New Banknote Series

The Bank of Namibia announced this week that it will release a new series of banknotes on March 21. The new series will cover the N$10, N$20, N$50, N$100 and N$200 banknotes, and will be equipped with heightened security features to prevent counterfeiting. These new banknotes will also feature a change in design. The portrait […]

Iraq To Introduce New Banknotes In September

This week, the Central Bank of Iraq announced its intentions to redenominate its currency and print a new series of banknotes by September 2012. According to an article published by The Kurdish Globe, the central bank will introduce three new banknotes: 50 dinars, 100 dinars and 200 dinars. The denominations are a change from old […]