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North Korean won plunges in value

Nearly a month after North Korea redenominated its currency at a rate of 100 to 1 (read North Korea changes currency and rates 100 to 1), North Korea changes currency and rates 100 to 1), its international value has also begun to plunge. Reports from South Korea’s Yonhap news agency this week stated the new […]

Indian charity issues zero rupee banknotes

Fifth Pillar, an Indian charity that confronts corrupt officials, has issued a zero banknote as a way to protest ongoing bribery and extortion in the country. The notes have no value, but look identical to Indian banknotes and carry the slogans “Eliminate corruption at all levels” and the pledge “I promise to neither accept nor […]

“Counterfeiting, A Three-Part Series.” Part 2: The evolution of anti-counterfeiting measures

*This article is the second in a three-part series on counterfeiting. In the world of currency, developing anti-counterfeiting measures have always followed the emergence of counterfeit banknotes and coins, and they have taken on many different forms. As seen in the previous article in this series, (read: Part 1: A History of Counterfeiting), one of […]

“Counterfeiting, A Three-Part Series.” Part 1: A history of counterfeiting

*This article is the first in a three-part series on counterfeiting. The act of counterfeiting is as old as money itself. Plaguing ancient Rome, empirical China, newborn America, and many other nations over the past 2500 years, the illegal activity came hand in hand with the creation of money. Even prior to the invention of […]

ECB: Counterfeit euros up 8 per cent

The European Central Bank (ECB) announced today that the number of fake euro banknotes seized in the last six months rose by eight per cent from the first half of the year. “In the second half of 2009 a total of 447,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation,” an ECB statement said. Though the […]

Gulf States Will Launch Their Own Currency, The ‘Gulfo’

Four Arab states of the Persian Gulf have agreed to launch a new, singular currency in an effort to create an Arab monetary union. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar will begin the first phase of the new currency next year, creating a Gulf Monetary Council that will become a full-fledged central bank. The United […]

Central Bank of the Bahamas Introduces New $100 Banknote

This week the Central Bank of the Bahamas (CBB) introduced a new purple, blue, green & mauve $100 banknote into circulation bearing a picture of Queen Elizabeth II on the front and a blue marlin on the back. But colour and images aren’t the only changes that have been made. The new $100 banknote is […]

Banknote 2009

On December 6, global banknote industry leaders will head to Washington, DC for Banknote 2009 – a four-day conference that brings together the public and private sectors to focus on emerging trends in the banknote industry. Though the Banknote conference began in 1998 as a specialty event focusing primarily on banknote substrates, it has become […]