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: Best
The United Kingdom chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale and as a free download to subscribers. This 54-page catalog covers notes issued by the Bank of England from 1725 to present, the Treasury from 1914 to 1927, the British Military Authority in 1943, and the
According to a press release dated 4 June 2019, the Bank of England has awarded the contract for supplying polymer substrate for its new 50-pound note jointly to De La Rue (Safeguard) and CCL Secure (Guardian). No word on when the new notes will be introduced.
According to a press release dated 13 October 2018, the Bank of England confirms that it intends to introduce a 50-pound note printed on polymer substrate some time after the new 20-pound note is introduced in 2020. Courtesy of Christopher Nield, Mark Irwin, Don Ludwig, and Stane Štraus (www.polymernotes.org).
According to a press release dated 19 May 2015, “the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, announced that the next £20 note will celebrate Britain’s achievements in the visual arts and he launched a public nomination period to seek people’s views as to who should be recognised on