What is a Replacement Banknote?

The issuing of banknotes is a very controlled process. Every banknote is accounted for. Every serial number is accounted for. And for most printers, every watermark is accounted for. But what happens when errors occur during printing? Two things happen. … Read More

Georgia On My Mind

Georgia, the country existed long before Georgia the state. While the state was named for England’s King George II, the country of Georgia was named by an Italian cartographer – Pietro Vesconte who called the area “jiorgia”, eventually changed to… Read More

When Is An Overt Feature Too Big?

There have been several new overt security features that have been commercialized recently and found their way onto banknotes. These include new patches, security threads, windows, and inks. The technology advances are amazing. A modern banknote might contain micro-mirrors, magnetically oriented pigments, multi-layer… Read More

A Unified German Deutschemark

The first unification of Germany as a country happened in 1871 with the first true Deutschemark banknote. The second unification was in 1990 when Communist East German (called the German Democratic republic) and Democratic Western Germany (called the Federal German Republic… Read More