Reports

CN Concept Notes

Banknote Art, Design and Security in One
The Concept Behind ‘Concept’ Notes House notes, concept notes, specimen notes… Whatever people call them, every year sees the issue of a range of such notes, produced by banknote printers and substrate and feature suppliers as marketing tools to promote their design and technical capabilities, and/or to introduce their latest features.

July 1, 2021

Security Threads for Banknotes

An essential guide to the technology behind security threads for banknotes
More than 75 years ago the first use of a security thread for a banknote appeared. Since then they have evolved to become one of the most enduring and innovative features on banknotes.
The special report examines the evolution of security for banknotes, their types, latest technology developments (including optically variable effect windowed threads based on micromirror, lenticular, diffractive and colour shift technologies), material science machinereadability, design integration, incorporation and future developments.
Whether you supply or use security threads, or the materials and technology that make them so effective, this is your chance to reach those organisations that are looking for your products services and solutions.

December 31, 2020

Directory of Circulating Coins

Worldwide, the coins being issued today are undergoing a transformation, combining unique technological innovations and new security features with novel designs, details and materials. Keep up-to-date with these changes with the Directory of Circulating Coins.
Published by Currency News™, the Directory of Circulating Coins is the only guide to every circulating coin in the world – making it an invaluable reference and research tool.
This edition will see a more up to date and comprehensive version of the 2nd edition, last released in 2016. Featuring over 200 A4 pages covering the obverse and reverse of real size coins from all around the world, information on composition, weight, edge and security features amongst others.

October 1, 2019

Directory of Currency Suppliers

The Directory of Currency Suppliers is an essential reference guide for all those involved in the currency industry.
Published by Currency News, it offers a comprehensive one-stop resource of all suppliers who provide materials, features, systems and services for the production, protection, distribution and management of banknotes and coins.

The Directory is valued by monetary authorities and central banks, commercial banks and financial institutions, banknote printers and papermakers, mints, cash offices, cash management companies and suppliers of security technologies and equipment for the handling and distribution of cash.

November 1, 2018

Diffractive Features on Banknotes

An In-Depth Report on the Evolution of Diffractive Features on Banknotes Over the Past 30 Years
2017 marked the 70th anniversary of the invention of the hologram, while 2018 is the 30th anniversary of the first use of a diffractive feature (optically variable device or OVD) on a banknote. Since then, it has evolved to become one of the most enduring and successful public security features for currency.
To mark these milestones, Currency News has published ‘Diffractive Features on Banknotes, a special report examining the evolution of diffractive OVDs on currency; the latest developments in origination, materials science and application; best examples of design integration and the re-engineering of the technology for the latest generation of substrates and window features.

October 1, 2018