New banknotes have been recognised for their outstanding design and security technical excellence with international awards. The awards formed part of the High Security Printing EMEA Conference, which was organised by Reconnaissance International and held recently in Lisbon, Portugal. These recognise the highest levels of achievement in three categories: BestRead More…

According to a press release dated 22 November 2017, Armenia introduced a new 500-dram note commemorating Noah’s Ark, the vessel that supposedly saved Noah’s family and the all the world’s animals from a biblical flood before coming to rest atop Mount Ararat in modern day Armenia. 300,000 notes were packagedRead More…

On 22 November 2017, the central bank unveiled the following designs for the third family of notes, to be introduced into circulation one year later, on the 25th anniversary of the dram, the national currency. These notes were designed by Edward Kurginyan, Vardan Vardanyan, and Suren Simonyan, but considerable changesRead More…

, The Banknote Register: CIS and Baltic Countries1991-2016, General IssuesSecond edition (English) Author: Dmitry Zagorenko (IBNS #11608, General Secretary of the Russian Chapter of IBNS).Editor: Dmitry Litvak (IBNS LM #204, President of the Russian Chapter of IBNS).Format: A4. Weight: 1,5 Kg.Hard cover with pressed gilding and book jacket band.344 full-colorRead More…

On 25 June 2012, the Central Bank of Armenia issued new 5,000-, 10,000-, and 20,000-dram notes (US$12, $24, and $48, respectively). These notes are like the preceding issues, but with subtle changes to several design elements, revised watermarks, new date (2012), and new signatures. On the 5,000-dram note the KinegramRead More…