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Bank Of England Gives Public Tips On Authenticating New Banknotes

The new £50 banknote was released into circulation this week in the UK, but the Bank of England said consumers should be aware of all the new security features on the note in order to avoid any fakes. Some simple measures for verifying the authenticity of the new notes include: – checking for the unique […]

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 […]

Algeria Introduces 2000-Dinar Banknote

Beginning April 28, 2011 the Bank of Algeria will introduce a 2,000-dinar banknote into circulation. This is the highest denomination that will be available to the Algerian public. The bank says the new denomination will be placed into circulation in order to “ease liquidity” but will also to introduce a new series of security features […]

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 […]

Uganda Issues New Banknote Series

For the first time in over 20 years, the Bank of Uganda (BOU) will issue a new series of banknotes. Common security features can be found on the new series such as a watermark, a colour change image and a raised effect on the surface. The notes also feature a windowed thread that changes from […]

Specialized Security Features Make Bermuda’s $2 Bill 2010 Banknote Of The Year

Bermuda’s $2 bill has been chosen by the International Banknote Society (IBNS) as the 2010 Banknote of the Year for its “interesting array of security features.” First issued by the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) last year as part of the Island’s redesigned currency series, the $2 note includes such security features as: – a distinctive […]

VIDEO: Bailiwick of Jersey Introduces New Banknote Series

On Thursday, the bailiwick of Jersey (located in the Channel Islands) introduced a brand new series of banknotes that highlight the region’s unique attributes. Complete with images that chronicle key moments in the island’s history and phrases written in the native Jèrriais – a distinctive brand of French – the banknotes are the first new […]

An in-depth look at Canadian banknote security features

Security features for banknotes around the world come in various forms. From holograms, to see through windows, to covert text, banknotes are outfitted with many different high-tech elements that help prevent counterfeiting. This article details the security features specific to the Canadian $20 bill. #1 – Metallic Stripe (holographic stripe): Numbers and two-tone maple leaves […]