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Zim dollars limited but ready

Zimbabwe finally has access to the new Z$2 and Z$5 banknotes and coins. The new currency was expected to start circulating on 11 November but...

A challenging step in the right direction

As an increasing number of banknotes are now being sorted outside the central banks, locally or in industrial sorting centres, efficient detection of forged...
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Australia saves $1 billion with polymer notes

Australia was the first country to issue a full series of polymer banknotes, completed over 1992 to 1996. After 25 years, issuance of the second...
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France to drop CFA franc in West Africa

A new common currency in West Africa – known as the ECO – will be launched in 2020. CNN reports that the ECO will replace...

Nigerian banknotes cost country ‘billions’

The Central Bank of Nigeria says N176.9 billion (almost $500 million) was spent to print banknotes between 2015 and 2018. A breakdown of the amount...

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Acceptance & Use of Older-Design U.S. Federal Reserve Notes

The United States is a relatively young and progressive nation, compared to other countries around the world. When it comes to cash, “old” U.S....