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Diamond-Wearing Queen Hologram Graces British Banknotes

A holographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that depicts her wearing a real diamond diadem will appear on new British banknotes and stamps. The hologram was created by artist Chris Levine in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, a celebration of Her Majesty’s 60th year as the head of the British monarch. Partnering with Asprey […]

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 […]

Sweden Hints At World’s First QR Banknotes

On the heels of coins embedded with QR codes released by the Royal Dutch Mint last year, Sweden unveiled a glimpse at what could be the world’s first banknotes embedded with QR codes. QR codes – also known as Quick Response codes – play the role of an enhanced barcode. The pattern consists of black […]

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 […]

Metal Detectors Could Detect Smuggled Notes

New research from the University of Washington shows that metal detectors at security checkpoints were able detect and count smuggled stacks of banknotes. According to an article published by Gizmodo, “physicists Christopher Fuller and Antao Chen found that ordinary handheld metal detectors were ale to recognize magnetic ink in a single dollar bill from just […]