20,000 Tenge

The first award was presented to the National Bank of Kazakhstan for the new high denomination 20,000 tenge banknote. Like other notes in the Kazakh series, the imaginatively-designed note is vertically-orientated and was introduced in December 2015. It is the world’s...

500 Zloty

The best banknote award was made to Poland’s Narodowy Bank Polski (NBP), which issued a new high denomination 500 złoty banknote to circulate alongside the existing 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 zloty denominations. The new banknote was issued on 10th February 2017. The new...

500 Dram

The 500 Dram commemorative banknote, issued in late 2017, represents a combination of the highest level of security and outstanding design techniques. The note is themed around the biblical tale of Noah’s Ark (Mount Ararat in Armenia is widely believed to the final...

100lev

The award for the Best New Banknote was made to the Bulgarian National Bank for the new 100 lev, the first note in the country’s new series which was issued last December. While the design themes and colours of the existing series have been retained, the new series is...