Nomination Period is now OPEN for 2023 Excellence in Currency Awards

by | Jan 31, 2023 | Awards | 0 comments

IACA is now accepting nominations for the 17th round of IACA’s ‘Excellence in Currency Awards’. The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, February 10, 2023.

The awards will be presented at the Gala Dinner at the Currency Conference in Mexico City Tuesday, May 16, 2023, and comprise four categories:

  • Best New Circulating Banknote or Banknote Series
  • Best New Circulating Coin or Coin Series
  • Best New Currency Public Education Engagement Program
  • Best New Environmental Sustainability Project

Nominations in all categories are limited to the eligibility period from 1 October 2021 through 31 January 2023.  All banknotes or coins must be issued, and all projects completed during this period. Nominations must be submitted through IACA’s award platform –

Projects of any issuer of banknotes/coins, central bank or ministry of finance, mint or other supplier of products, services or systems for coin/banknote production, distribution, processing or management are eligible for nomination in the appropriate categories. Self-nomination by such organisations is allowable and encouraged.

IACA’s ‘Guidelines for IACA’s Excellence in Currency Awards and criteria for the 2023 awards can be found HERE on the IACA website. The guidelines were developed to provide transparency and offer guidance on IACA’s Criteria. Nominations that reflect those criteria and follow the guidelines will have the best chance of success.

Get your submissions in soon and good luck!

IACA thanks our judging committee who will review the nominations and determine our Finalists in each category:

Michael Lambert, former Director of Banknotes, Federal Reserve Board

Brian Lang, VP of IACA and former Head of Currency, RBNZ

David Tidmarsh, Director of Reconnaissance Int’l

Richard Wall, IACA Chair; former MD of Currency, Bank of Canada

Ton Roos, former Director of Banknotes, ECB

Lydia Yip, Advisor to Central Banks, former Head of Currency, HKMA

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