New Bahamian Banknote Series

In October 2021, the Central Bank of the Bahamas released its new $100 banknote, completing the roll-out of its CRISP (Counterfeit Resistant Integrated Security Product) Evolution series which it began back in 2016. The new series is – as the name suggests – an...

New ECCB Banknote Series

In March 2021, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) issued its new $5 polymer banknote, completing the transition of the Eastern Caribbean dollar to De La Rue’s SAFEGUARD polymer that began in 2019. According to the ECCB, the reasons for the transition were...

New Costa Rican Banknote Series

Again, the Central Bank of Costa Rica, this time for the entire new series, featuring flora and fauna and a wealth of new features that, in the view of the judges, clearly states ‘this is us, this is our country’. Along with the 20,000 colones, the 2,000 and 5,000...

New Argentine Banknote Series

The regional Banknote of the Year Award recognises outstanding achievement in the design, technical sophistication and security of a banknote or banknote series, the key judging criteria being that successful banknotes should combine visual artistry and high levels of...

New Cordobas Series

The award was presented to Banco Central de Nicaragua for a new series of polymer and paper banknotes launched in 2015. The five new polymer notes have greater durability, especially in the lower denominations, than previous notes. The highest denomination, the 500...