The Best New Commemorative Banknote accolade went to the National Bank of Poland for its 19 Zloty, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Polish Security Printing Works being established. The banknote, which went into circulation in October 2019, stood out because the face value – 19 pln – is unusual while the combination of traditional design and modern security features also impressed.

It’s also among the first banknotes in Europe with a new holographic element located over a see-through window and the first with SICPA’s new colour SPARK Live combination – violet to bronze (which reflects the principal colours of the note).