Central Bank of the Bahamas wins award for best new series of banknotes – Eye Witness News

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Central Bank of the Bahamas is honored to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious Regional Banknote of the Year – Best New Series award for its CRISP Evolution family of banknotes.

The award was announced on March 15, 2022 at the High Security PrintingTM Latin America conference in Mexico City, Mexico.

Each year, Reconnaissance International, which organizes the High Security PrintingTM Latin America conference, accepts nominations for significant achievement in bank note design and innovation.

Industry professionals voted in three categories: Best New Note, Best New Series and Best New Commemorative Note. With this Best New Series award, the Central Bank joins its regional peers, such as the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, Banco Central de Costa Rica and Banco Central de Bolivia, who have also received this award over the years. .

Deputy Governor Derek Rolle accepted the award on behalf of the bank.

He said the CRISP Evolution family of banknotes represents more than nine years of work, including countless hours by dozens of industry professionals inside and outside the Central Bank.

When the Central Bank launched this project in 2013, as the successor to its CRISP family, its goal was to provide the Bahamian public with more durable and secure banknotes, incorporating Bahamian culture from a more modern perspective.

Initial family designs were provided by Orell Füssli Security Printing, Switzerland. The $10 and $20 designs were later adapted and printed by De La Rue Currency, UK; the $1 and $5 from Giesecke & Devrient, Germany and Orell Füssli, Switzerland, respectively; $1⁄2 and $3 by Oberthur Fiduciaire, France; and the $50 and $100 by Canadian Bank Note, Canada.

The Bank would also like to acknowledge the invaluable efforts of Landquart AG, Switzerland and Crane Currency, USA for substrate-to-wire integration on $50 and advisory support for $100; SICPA SA, Switzerland for its many products and services; and Secura World International, UK for pre-print and post-print compliance testing.

The Central Bank thanks the public for their continued support and positive feedback on the new note family. The public can expect future adaptations of their banknotes to further enhance security and durability, and to refine designs over time.

For more information on our CRISP Evolution family of banknotes, please visit the Central Bank website at www.centralbankbahamas.com/banknotes, and visit the Google Play and Apple App stores to download the app of banknotes of the Bank, “CBB Banknote MAP”.

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