watermarks

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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 […]

Thailand Introduces New Banknote Series

The Bank of Thailand introduced the first banknote in their new series this week. The new 50-Baht note remains similar in size and colour to the old version, but like the rest of the notes that will be released over the next several years, it also contains increased security features. Among existing features, the new […]

BSP Launches Campaign To Detect Bogus Bills

When a country redesigns their banknotes to update the series or enhance their security features, part of the process typically includes finding ways to inform the public of coming changes. From posters, to commercials, to online videos, central banks take on the responsibility of educating currency users of coming changes. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas […]

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 […]

New Scottish Series Wins Best New Banknote at IACA

A new series of Scottish banknotes celebrating Scotland’s heritage, people and culture took home for award for Best New Banknote at the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) Excellence in Currency Awards last month. The banknotes are not only complete with a rich pictorial history, they are also specially designed for the visually impaired using […]

NEW FEATURES: Pixelating Watermarks

This article is part of a continuing series that looks at security features in development for the security paper industry. One of the most familiar – and recognizable – banknote security features is the watermark. First introduced in the 13th century in Italy, a watermark is an image or pattern on the security paper that […]

A Closer Look At The New US $100 Bill’s Security Features

The new US $100 banknote is being called “the next generation one hundred” by the US Treasury Department. Along with a redesign of the bill’s graphic layout and the addition of some colour, several new security features have been added to the bill while some old ones maintain their presence. The newest, and arguably the […]

Learning more about Landqart

Fortress Paper owns and operates two paper mills in Europe – the Dresden Mill and the Landqart Mill. Each with a specific task, the mills are responsible for Fortress’ output of paper products including wallpaper, banknotes, security paper, and more. This article takes a closer look at the Landqart Mill in Landqart, Switzerland. For over […]

Seven interesting intricacies of Asian currency

All banknotes are intricately designed with particular pictures, security features and unique stories. This article posted on CNNGo.com takes a closer look at seven of the most interesting intricacies of Asian currency. Funny money: The wacky world of Asian currencies by La Carmina @ CNNGo.com #1- India: Thumbs-up and peace sign rupees India’s one-rupee coin […]