Nicaragua wins Best Regional Banknote of the Year Award
22 June 2016
Mexico City, Mexico - Central Bank of Nicaragua has claimed this year’s Regional Banknote of the Year award by Reconnaissance International during their Latin American High Security Printing Conference. The Regional Banknote of the Year award recognises the combination of design, technical sophistication and security that goes into successful banknotes, including the visual artistry and symbolism to the issuing country.
Treasurer of the Central Bank of Nicaragua, Mr Oknan Bello, receiving the 2016 award.
The award was presented by Martyn White, Chairman of Reconnaissance International, who commented: “It is always a pleasure to learn about the outstanding work that is being created – and I commend all of the nominees and winners for their skill, dedication and achievement. It is well deserved and a credit to a proud industry.”
According to the central bank, the new banknotes have achieved the objectives of improved aesthetics, increased durability, enhanced differentiation and recognition between the notes and greater resistance to counterfeiting. Moreover, the public reaction has been positive and less vault space is required for storage.
* Images courtesy of the Central Bank of Nicaragua.
The 200 Cordobas is now the world’s first circulating banknote to feature an image in LATITUDE™ - a substrate-integrated diffractive optically variable device (DOVD) using silver nanoparticles that are not restricted to patch or stripe formats - with the shape of a Guardabarranco (Nicaragua’s national bird).
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