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Tackling Counterfeit Transit Passes

A report by Edmonton’s city auditor, David Wiun, said the city lost nearly $30,000 last winter due to a rash of counterfeit transit passes. Wiun’s report comes on the heels of an investigation by the Edmonton police, Edmonton Transit Service and the city’s corporate security department, all of whom had been following leads and tips […]

Bank of Canada Invited Public Opinion On New Banknote Design

As the Bank of Canada prepares to put new polymer $50 and $100 banknotes into circulation, more details are being released about the design on the new bills. Last month, we wrote about the years of work it took to develop the security features for the new notes. The design of the bills also went […]

Bank of Canada’s Currency Development Team At The Helm of New Banknotes

Though the Bank of Canada unveiled the first two banknotes in their upcoming polymer series last month, Canadians will still have several months to wait until the new $50 and $100 bills are introduced into circulation. Much like other currency campaigns, the Bank of Canada will use the interim months to educated banks, businesses and […]

Gibraltar Issues New £5, £20 and £100 Banknotes

The British territory of Gibraltar issued new £5 and £20 banknotes this month, and – for the first time ever – the country has introduced £100 banknotes into circulation. The new notes were part of a series introduced in two phases. The first new notes – the £10 and the £50 – were issued in […]

Famous Swedes Will Grace New Banknotes

A new Swedish banknote series is embracing the “out with the old, in with the new” adage. Nineteenth century singer Jenny Lind, and famed scientist Carl Linnaeus will be among those making way for more contemporary celebrities such as Swedish poet Evert Taube and Hollywood icon Greta Garbo.   Other personalities to be featured on […]

Cayman Islands Introduces New Banknote Series

For the first time since introducing a local currency nearly 40 years ago, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) is introducing a complete redesign of the region’s banknotes. All six denominations – the $1, $5, $10, $25, $50, and $100 banknotes – have been redesigned. Each bill now carries new images, new patterns and, in […]

Bulgarian PM Receives Award For Counterfeit Crackdown

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov was presented with a special award from Europol this weekend for his role in eliminating a counterfeit ring earlier this month. The counterfeiters, who were set up in a small shop near a pig farm in Central Bulgaria, possessed highly sophisticated forging equipment and were printing fake euro and US […]

Estonia Launches Video Campaigns In Preparation of Adopting Euro

With less than 90 days to go before Estonia converts its currency to the euro, the country has launched a series of ad campaigns depicting the currency’s unifying elements in order to prepare citizens for the changeover. The videos – which can be viewed here – also educate the Estonian public about key security features […]

CBN To Redesign Banknotes

On the heels of a new N50 commemorative note, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announced its plans to redesign the country’s banknote series this year. Citing the new design as a way to reduce costs and enhance security, the currency changes mark the first full banknote overhaul in the African country since 1973 when […]

Football Season Triggers Counterfeit Warnings

With football season back in full swing, some National Football League (NFL) teams are warning fans to be on the lookout for counterfeit tickets. This week, the Superbowl winning New Orleans Saints issued a statement saying fake tickets for their home opener against the Minnesota Vikings were circulating “in the secondary market” – via the […]