The BBC has a very interesting article dated 25 June 2015 by Chris Baraniuk entitled “The secret codes of British banknotes,” which discusses the so-called EURion Constellation (aka Omron rings) patterns’ role in deterring digital counterfeiting. Unmentioned in this article is that the simplest way to defeat this anti-counterfeiting feature
The BBC News has an interesting artlcle, “Which country has the least sexist banknotes?“ Courtesy of Mark Irwin and Jim Chen.
According to a press release dated 25 November 2014, security printer De La Rue’s profits fell 36%, to £18.1 million, in the six months ended 27 September, with revenue down by 8%, despite banknote printing volume up 4% to 2.7 billion notes. The company blamed “ongoing challenging market conditions” for
The Numismatourist: The Only Worldwide Travel Guide to Museums, Mints, and Other Place of Interest for the NumismatistHoward M. Berlin, 414 pages, soft cover, 6 x 9 inches, color illustrations, English, ISBN-13 978-1933990293, $29.95, (Order from Amazon.com) The Numismatourist is the first book of its kind as a world-wide travel
Polymer Bank Notes of the World Stane Straus, Donald Ludwig, Marian Meyer, and Tigerson, 144 pages, soft cover, 297 x 212 mm, color illustrations, English, ISBN 9789619365908, €20 (plus shipping), email@example.com Reviewed by Owen W. Linzmayer Polymer Bank Notes of the World is the definitive guide to one of the
The Financial Times has an interesting article dated 28 April 2014 in which Andy Sharman interviews Malcom Knight, “former research and development director and now consultant at De La Rue, the discreet British banknote maker that has designed more than 40 per cent of the paper currency to have entered
InterCrim Press (Moscow, Russia) publishes books and magazines of interest to banknote collectors, most notably Banknotes of the World, a 40-page monthly newsletter containing news and articles covering the currency industry and the banking community in Russia and abroad. While the editorial is geared towards currency industry insiders, collectors may
It’s my great pleasure to announce the availability of fellow numismatic author Dr. Ali Mehilba’s long-awaited catalog, Mehliba World Replacement. As most of you know, The Banknote Book explains how to identify replacement notes, but being an omnibus catalog it can’t go into great detail nor provide values for same.
San Francisco – 21 February 2014 – International Currency Grading (ICG) is pleased to announce that they have begun printing The Banknote Book catalog numbers on ICG grading labels. “As a new grading service focused exclusively on world paper money, we offer accurate grading that collectors demand and deserve. The