Best Bank Note in the World
New Zealand’s new $5 note has taken out the ‘Banknote of the Year’ award at the International Bank Note Society’s (IBNS) annual meeting, as reported in Business Insider.
“We are proud of all of New Zealand’s new banknotes, but to have our $5 note recognised internationally is very special,” said Geoff Bascand, RBNZ deputy governor.
“The note incorporates some of the world’s most advanced security features, yet still beautifully showcases New Zealand’s history, culture and heritage.”
The bank note shows legendary New Zealand mountain climber Sir Edmund Hillary, Mount Cook and a colour-changing yellow-eyed penguin. On the back it features the same penguin as well as flora unique to New Zealand.
Other finalists were Kazakhstan, Nicaragua and Cape Verde Islands.
Article Source: Business Insider, David Scutt, April 26, 2016
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