Tag: anti-counterfeiting

European Central Bank Ends Production, Issuance of €500 Banknote

European Central Bank Ends Production, Issuance of €500 Banknote

By European Central Bank…..   ECB has decided to discontinue production and issuance of €500 banknote Europa series of euro banknotes will not include the €500 €500 banknote remains legal tender and will always retain its value Today (Thursday, May 4) the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) concluded a review of the […]

Anti-Counterfeiting: New Techs Fight Fake Coins

Anti-Counterfeiting: New Techs Fight Fake Coins

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins ……   As The Royal Mint begins production of a new 12-sided £1 coin made with their recently-patented anti-counterfeiting measures, it seems like a good time to look at some of the recent technologies being used to fight fake coins. Quitting the Old Quid The Royal Mint’s campaign to […]

World Coin Shows – Rare 2002 Canada Cent Selling for $7000 at Toronto Coin Expo

World Coin Shows – Rare 2002 Canada Cent Selling for $7000 at Toronto Coin Expo

By Toronto Coin Expo ….   The Toronto Coin Expo, Canada’s premiere coin and banknote show, returns to the Toronto Reference Library at 789 Yonge St. this weekend on April 22 & 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Coin collectors, dealers and those new to the hobby can buy, sell, trade and have appraised […]

By April 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
US Paper Money – An Open Letter from Secretary Lew

US Paper Money – An Open Letter from Secretary Lew

By Secretary of the Treasury Jacob “Jack” Lew …..   [The following is the text of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s April 20 announcement concerning the redesign of the $5, $10 and $20 Federal Reserve notes, which confirmed that Harriet Tubman will become the first African-American ever and the first woman to appear on the front […]

By April 22, 2016 3 Comments Read More →
German 5 Euro Planet Earth Coin Debuts in Time for Earth Day

German 5 Euro Planet Earth Coin Debuts in Time for Earth Day

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The German Mint has released the innovative five-euro “Planet Earth” coin just in time for Earth Day on April 22, when the world focuses on global conservation efforts. The German five-euro coin is innovative because it features three components: a copper-nickel center; a copper-nickel outer ring; and a […]

World Currency – New Australian $5 Banknotes Induce Spew of Negative Comments

World Currency – New Australian $5 Banknotes Induce Spew of Negative Comments

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   “Vomit-like” “Clown puke” These are just two of the appalling adjectives being thrown up at the colorful new 2016 Australian $5 banknote. The new $5 note, which incorporates an array of bold colors and “tactile” features (how “chunky” are they?), is designed with the visually-impaired in mind. But […]

World Banknotes – New Zealand to Issue New $20s, $50s and $100s in May

World Banknotes – New Zealand to Issue New $20s, $50s and $100s in May

By Reserve Bank of New Zealand ….   The new $20, $50 and $100 banknotes were revealed at Government House on April 11 by the Governor-General, Lt Gen the Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae. The banknotes were literally bought to life with the kārearea / New Zealand falcon, a feature of the $20 banknote, on […]

By April 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Paper Money – Bank of Ukraine Issues New 500 Hryvnia Banknote

World Paper Money – Bank of Ukraine Issues New 500 Hryvnia Banknote

By National Bank of Ukraine ….   On Monday, April 11, the National Bank of Ukraine issued an updated 500 UAH banknote. The National Bank of Ukraine’s Director of Circulation of Money Viktor Zayvenko emphasized that this bill continues to update the nation’s banknotes, on which work began in 2012 as part of the Strategic […]

By April 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Paper Money – Swiss Love Banknotes, Rebuff Plastic

World Paper Money – Swiss Love Banknotes, Rebuff Plastic

As the world continues to adopt electronic methods of payment, Switzerland embraces the regular use of paper currency By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   At a time when the European Union is encouraging its member nations to eliminate high-denomination banknotes to help discourage criminal use of paper currency, independent Switzerland is keeping its 200- […]

Paper Money – Colombia to Issue New Family of Banknotes – HD Video

Paper Money – Colombia to Issue New Family of Banknotes – HD Video

By Central Bank of Colombia ……   In 2016, Banco de la República (Central Bank of Colombia) will release a new family of banknotes composed of six denominations: $2,000, $5,000, $10,000, $20,000, $50,000, and $100,000. Why is a new family of banknotes required? To strengthen its security. In recent years, countries such as Brazil, Canada, […]

By March 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Counterfeit Gold – Beware of Fake PAMP Gold Bars

Counterfeit Gold – Beware of Fake PAMP Gold Bars

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……….   A new wave of counterfeit PAMP Suisse gold bars are making the rounds. These new fakes show much better quality than earlier attempts, especially with the packaging. Previous fake PAMP gold bars have been easily detected when compared to the real thing (see image, below). These new […]

Paper Money – Australia Sets Issuance Date for New $5 Banknote

Paper Money – Australia Sets Issuance Date for New $5 Banknote

By Reserve Bank of Australia ….   On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of decimal currency, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is pleased to announce that the first of Australia’s next generation of banknotes, the new $5, will be issued from 1 September 2016. Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens said: The new banknotes […]

By February 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Offers Anti-Counterfeiting Device To European Bullion Dealers

Royal Canadian Mint Offers Anti-Counterfeiting Device To European Bullion Dealers

Bullion DNA Anti-Counterfeiting Technology certifies authenticity of Gold and Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins through convenient counter-top device After a successful North American launch, the Royal Canadian Mint is introducing its Bullion DNA Anti-Counterfeiting Technology to the European market. The Mint’s Bullion DNA counter-top device, which now allows genuine Gold Maple Leaf (GML) and Silver […]

Paper Money – New 200-Zloty Banknote to Enter Circulation Feb. 12

Paper Money – New 200-Zloty Banknote to Enter Circulation Feb. 12

By Polish National Bank….   On Friday, February 12, the Polish National Bank (Narodowy Bank Polski, or NBP) will begin to introduce new 200-zloty (200 zł) banknotes into circulation with upgraded security. Banknotes of lower denominations with changed security have been circulating since April 2014; they represent more than 30 percent of all banknotes of […]

By February 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Euro Banknote Counterfeiting Declines Slightly 2nd Half 2015

Euro Banknote Counterfeiting Declines Slightly 2nd Half 2015

By European Central Bank….   445,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the second half of 2015. 83% of the counterfeits were €20 and €50 banknotes. Some 445,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the second half of 2015, two percent fewer than in the first half of the year, the […]

By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Israel Releases New 200 NIS Banknote

Israel Releases New 200 NIS Banknote

The Bank of Israel calls on the public to get to know the new banknote and its security features, via publicity pamphlets, the website, and the “New Banknotes” mobile application. By Bank of Israel….   On December 23, 2015 (11 Shvat 5776), the new NIS 200 banknote–the second in the new series of banknotes (Series […]

By December 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Ukraine Introduces New 500 Hryvnia Banknote

Ukraine Introduces New 500 Hryvnia Banknote

By National Bank of Ukraine ….   On December 25, 2015, the National Bank of Ukraine (Національний банк України, NBU) held a presentation to demonstrate the advanced security features of the updated 500-hryvnia (₴500) bank note. Deputy Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine Smoliy Jacob said that the updating of Ukrainian banknotes began in […]

By December 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Kazakhstan Issues 20,000 Tenge Note

Kazakhstan Issues 20,000 Tenge Note

By Fortress Paper …..   Fortress Paper Ltd. is pleased to announce that the National Bank of Kazakhstan will issue the 20,000 Tenge note as legal tender in Kazakhstan commencing December 1, 2015. Fortress Paper is the proud supplier of the Durasafe® high performance banknote substrate used for this note, manufactured at its Landqart Mill […]

By December 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Oman Issues New 1 Rial Commemorative Banknote

Oman Issues New 1 Rial Commemorative Banknote

By Central Bank of Oman….   On the occasion of the 45th National Day in 2015, the Central Bank of Oman is pleased to announce to the public the issue of a new commemorative banknote of denomination one Omani rial (OMR1, or 1﷼), effective as of November 18. The new banknote shall circulate as legal […]

By November 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Reserve Bank of India Issues Revised 500 and 1000 Rupee Banknotes

Reserve Bank of India Issues Revised 500 and 1000 Rupee Banknotes

By Reserve Bank of India….   The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation banknotes in the denominations of 500 and 1000 rupees (₹ 500 and ₹ 1000) incorporating three new/revised features: numerals of ascending sizes in the number panels, bleed lines, and enlarged identification marks. It may be recalled that the Reserve […]

By September 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bank of Canada Announces 2015 Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence

Bank of Canada Announces 2015 Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence

From left to right: Michael Duncan, Justice System Specialist, Currency Department, Bank of Canada; Detective Bill Allen, Edmonton Police Service; Chief Clive Weighill, President, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police; Brian Simpson, Deputy Chief of Police, Edmonton Police Service. (CNW Group/Bank of Canada) By Bank of Canada….   The Bank of Canada / Banque du […]

By August 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
1795 Reeded Edge Large Cent Appears, First Time in 50 Years

1795 Reeded Edge Large Cent Appears, First Time in 50 Years

To be offered at auction, Jan. 7, 2016, at the Tampa, Florida FUN convention A 1795 Reeded Edge large cent, NGC VG Details – The ‘House of Davis McKinney’ Specimen – will be sold at auction for the first time in half a century on January 7, 2016. It will be presented as part of […]

Biannual Information on Euro Banknote Counterfeiting

Biannual Information on Euro Banknote Counterfeiting

Decline in euro banknote counterfeits in first half of 2015 – overall number remains very low By European Central Bank….   454,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the first half of 2015 86% of the counterfeits are €20 and €50 banknotes All euro banknotes can be easily verified using the “feel, look […]

By July 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NCIC to Offer 1-Day Training Course to Law Enforcement

NCIC to Offer 1-Day Training Course to Law Enforcement

The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) will offer a one-day training course on “Numismatic Crime Investigations” for local, state and federal law enforcement officers during the ANA World’s Fair of Money August 11-15, 2015 in Rosemont, Illinois. The eight-hour class is designed to provide law-enforcement personnel, including patrol officers, detectives, investigators and prosecutors, with the […]

New PCGS Holder To Protect Coins, Combat Counterfeiting

New PCGS Holder To Protect Coins, Combat Counterfeiting

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is launching the world’s most technically-advanced holder for protecting coins and providing additional security against counterfeiting. The completely redesigned holders include an embedded hologram and a Quick Response (QR) code matrix on each label. These new holders now are being used on all submissions certified by PCGS. “We have been […]

By May 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Damnatio ad Bestias, or: What Happened to Roman Counterfeiters?

Damnatio ad Bestias, or: What Happened to Roman Counterfeiters?

By Gorny & Mosch….   As part of Auction 231 comprising “Ancient Art”, Gorny & Mosch presents an object that is a splendid illustration of the history of Roman law. A Terra Sigillata bowl from the 2nd to the 3rd centuries CE depicts a damnatio ad bestias. This type of execution was likewise applied to […]

International Euro Anti-Counterfeiting Conference Held March 24-27

International Euro Anti-Counterfeiting Conference Held March 24-27

By The European Central Bank, Directorate of General Communications….   The European Central Bank, Europol and the European Commission jointly organised the 3rd International Conference on the Protection of the Euro against Counterfeiting. The conference was held at the ECB’s new headquarters in Frankfurt am Main from 24 to 27 March 2015 and was the […]

By April 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Teenager’s 12-Sided Design to be Used For New £1 Coin

Teenager’s 12-Sided Design to be Used For New £1 Coin

A teenager’s design is set to line millions of pockets and purses across the UK within the next 2 years after the winner of a public competition to design the ‘tails’ side of the new £1 coin was unveiled by the Chancellor today. David Pearce, 15, and a pupil at Queen Mary’s Grammar School in […]

By March 18, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
PCGS Announces New Anti-Counterfeiting Coin Holder. VIDEO: 9:04

PCGS Announces New Anti-Counterfeiting Coin Holder. VIDEO: 9:04

PCGS and DuPont Authentication Collaborate to Combat Global Counterfeiting Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGS.com) of Santa Ana, California and DuPont Authentication, Inc. of Wilmington, Delaware have announced creation of a new, anti-counterfeiting 3D security hologram for PCGS holders.  The addition of the prominent, high-tech emblem is part of the ongoing, aggressive efforts by PCGS to […]

By January 13, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Canadian Coins Advanced $1 AND $2 Design Win BEST NEW COIN INNOVATION Award

Canadian Coins Advanced $1 AND $2 Design Win BEST NEW COIN INNOVATION Award

The Royal Canadian Mint overcame strong competition today from Britain’s Royal Mint and the Mint of Finland to win the inaugural Best New Coin Innovation Excellence in Currency Award presented by the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA). This official recognition confirms the suite of advanced security features the Mint developed for Canada’s new multi-ply […]

By November 4, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
 
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