2010 EXCELLENCE IN CURRENCY AWARD WINNERS
BEST NEW BANKNOTE OR BANKNOTE SERIESThis banknote award is only open to notes actually put into circulation in the last 18 months. The IACA awards committee reduces nominations to a short list of 3 and the IACA members’ votes determine the winner.
The winner was Clydesdale Bank with new notes showcasing the best of Scotland – its people and its heritage. Each has distinctive design elements and strong colours giving the banknote its own individual character. Special attention has also been given with this banknote design to accommodate features that aid the blind and partially sighted. Congratulations to Clydesdale for this initiative.
Mr. Burhan Göklemez, (left) Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey is seen here receiving the runner up award in this category. A harmonious and well-composed design concept comprising 6 denominations: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Turkish Lira completes the “currency reform” which started in 2005.
The Central Bank of Armenia’s 100,000 Dram was a runner up in this category. The delicate colours, distinctive design, historical and religious theme of universal significance and high level of protection are undoubtedly the advantages of this banknote and single it out from other banknotes issued in 2009.
BEST NEW COIN OR COIN SERIES
Lorna Thomas and Gerry Gaetz, Bank of Canada
Burhan Göklemez, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey
This coin award is only open to coins actually put into circulation in the last 18 months. The IACA awards committee reduces nominations to a short list of 3 and the IACA members’ votes determine the winner.
At left, receiving the winners award on behalf of the Canadian Mint, are Mrs. Lorna Thomas Deputy Chief, Currency Department at the Bank of Canada and Mr. Gerry Gaetz Chief, Currency Department Bank of Canada.
Although The Reserve Bank of Fiji was not present at the awards ceremony in Buenos Aires, to receive their runner up award, it was an honour for me on behalf of IACA, to present Mr. Sada Reddy, Governor of the Central Bank of Fiji their award when he visited Vancouver recently.
BEST NEW CURRENCY FEATURE
This award is intended to refer to new security features, changes to substrates, innovations in banknote durability etc. For the purposes of the awards a feature will be considered once it is already issued in a banknote in the last 18 months. The IACA awards committee reduces nominations to a short list of 3 and the IACA members’ votes determine the winner. The winner in this category was Arjowiggins Securityfor their Pixel™ Watermark.
The Bank of Mexico’s 200 Peso note, which commemorates the bicentennial, is printed on paper in a vertical design format and includes the multi-tonal watermark in the form of the angel, the wing of which is created with a Pixel™ Watermark, the first time this feature has appeared in a banknote.
The runners up in this category were: Louisenthal with their Magic Varifeye® and De La Rue with their Depth Image Feature.
BEST CURRENCY PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM
This award is awarded to a public education program designed to inform the public of the security features or designs of currency and launched in the last 18 months. Not necessarily using a website although this is included in most cases. The IACA awards committee reduces nominations to a short list of 3 and the IACA members’ votes determine the winner.
The winner was the Public Education Campaign carried out by Scotland’s Clydesdale Bank, a year long program of media communications from the launch of the initial designs right through to the introduction of the notes into circulation. This helped to ensure both that the new notes were welcomed by consumers and readily accepted by retailers. Runners up: National Bank of Denmark and Central Bank of Republic of Turkey. Burhan Göklemez collected the runner up award for the Central Bank of Turkey’s Public Education Campaign which was designed in two phases. The first to increase public awareness of the change back to the currency’s traditional name “Turkish Lira” with new designs, dimensions and improved security, and the second to make the public familiar with the new designs and show how to authenticate by checking more than one of the security features. Although in the early stages of issue for the New Series of Danish Banknotes; the Public Education Campaign is already well started. The bank is using TV slots and educational videos. This can be seen when visiting the Central Bank’s website.
BEST CURRENCY WEBSITEThis is awarded to a website using innovation and style to promote the image of the Bank, the corporation or the products or services related to the Currency Industry. The IACA awards committee reduces nominations to a short list of 3 and the IACA members’ votes determine the winner. For the first time we had a tie for the winner. The winners were the European Central Bank and theCentral Bank of Chile The runner up was the Monetary Authority of Singapore
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This award is normally awarded to an individual who has retired during the last 18 months and who in the opinion of the IACA Board has made a lasting effect on the Currency Industry.
The 2010 Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award was Mr. Roland Tornare, Retired Director of the Issue Department at the Swiss National Bank