Speaker Highlight – 2024 Banknote Conference

The Banknote Conference is the industry’s premier technology-focused event with a long and rich history of hosting the world’s technology experts from central banks, printing works, and industry suppliers and providing an unparalleled opportunity to discuss emerging trends, technologies, and innovation.

Events - February 1, 2024 midnight

Note And Coin News

The People’s Bank of China (PBC) has issued a 20 yuan commemorative legal tender banknote to celebrate 2024’s Lunar Year of the Long (Chinese Dragon), which begins on 10 February.

Coins - February 1, 2024 midnight

Recognising Excellence in Banknotes from Asia

This year’s prestigious Regional Banknote of the Year Awards for Asia were presented at a special ceremony during the High Security Printing™ (HSP) Asia conference earlier this month.

Banknotes - December 22, 2023 midnight

Denmark to Change its Banknotes

Danmarks Nationalbank has carried out an analysis of the role of cash in a low cash usage society. 10% of payments are still made in cash and there are groups in society for whom cash is important whether out of necessity or choice. The result is that changes will be made to the currency.

Banknotes - December 22, 2023 midnight

National Day of Currency in Kazakhstan

In November 1993, the first President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, signed a decree ‘On the introduction of the national currency of the Republic of Kazakhstan’. Following this, the tenge became the official currency of the country.

Banknotes - December 1, 2023 12:01 a.m.

Nigeria Bins Demonetisation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has confirmed that it will allow old banknotes that were due to be phased out in December to remain legal tender indefinitely, following a ruling by the country’s Supreme Court.

Banknotes - December 1, 2023 midnight

Morocco Rolls out New Note and Coin Series

Bank Al-Maghrib has issued a new coin series as part of its latest round of currency updates. Alongside new 10 and 20 centimes, and ½ dirham, 1, 5 s and and 10 dirham coins, an updated 100 dirham banknote has also been issued as the first in a new note series.

Banknotes - December 1, 2023 midnight

BSP Collects Award for Banknote of the Year

After the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announced earlier this year that the Philippines’ new polymer 1,000 piso was the 2022 Banknote of the Year winner (see CN April 2023), the Melbourne branch of the IBNS formally presented the award to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Assistant Governor Mary Anne Lim in a ceremony held at Note Printing Australia.

Banknotes - September 29, 2023 midnight