Bolivia saw its new Bolivianos notes scoop the Best New Series Award with the judging panel recognising the five-denomination series as a perfect blend between design and the latest state-of-the-art security features, reflecting the personality of the country through the imagery and the features.

For the first time, the new notes include emblematic figures in Bolivia’s history – indigenous heroes or martyrs who gave their lives for the country; natural sites that enhance the richness and geographical and cultural diversity of the country; and species of fauna and flora, many of them in vulnerable or in danger of extinction. The security features of the notes are designed to bolster public confidence in the national currency and consolidate the remonetisation (or bolivianization) of the economy.