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New Zealand Marks 25 Years of Polymer Banknotes

New Zealand adopted polymer banknotes in 1999. At the time, Brian Lang was Head of Currency at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ). To mark the 25th anniversary of polymerisation, we sat down with Brian to discuss the rationale behind the transition and assess its results.

‘BNSx’ Strives to Achieve Excellence at Koenig & Bauer

Koenig & Bauer, in its report on its first quarter results, gave further d…

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A Day Late and a Dollar Short?

Is dollarisation a cure-all for unstable, hyper-inflationary nations? It is very hard to make that judgement,…

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The Federal Council of Switzerland has appointed Martin Schlegel as the ne…

RCM Among Canada’s Best Corporate Citizens – Again

The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) has once again been ranked among Corporate K…

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Getting to Grips with Micro-Organisms

At the Banknote Conference in May, Guilmar Ernesto Moncayo Ponce from the Bank of Mexico provided information about progress on the first of a three phase project looking at the presence and role of micro-organisms on banknotes.

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