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The selection and evaluation of security features for a new family of Banknotes: Bank of Namibia case study


The Bank of Namibia introduced a new family of Banknotes in 2012, replacing the first banknote series which were in circulation since 1993. After the new family of banknotes was launched and subsequently issued to the public on 15 May 2012, technical challenges were experienced on some denominations. The Bank and the supplier addressed these challenges efficiently. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of our experience in the selection and evaluation of the new security features, lessons learned, and share the new found banknote paper testing requirement which can be adopted by the currency industry as a standard test for new banknotes

World Banknote Summit 2018 in Frankfurt

The next World Banknote Summit will take place in the Westin Grand Hotel in Frankfurt from 24 – 26 September 2018.


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