The Hong Kong Monetary Authority called on Louisenthal and Giesecke+Devrient for a major update to several of its banknotes. The first one to be released comprised a show-stopping design with multiple glistening and sparkling security features – a fitting tribute to Hong Kong’s unique culture.
The central bank in Tajikistan has been working with Louisenthal for over twenty years, so it’s no surprise that the bank turned to us again for its banknote upgrade. In a country where almost all transactions are carried out in cash, our Hybrid substrate was the right choice of platform.
This was a textbook case of successful international collaboration. The security update on Bulgaria’s 100-lev note tapped into the expertise of all the companies involved, including Louisenthal for its design and security feature expertise. No wonder the note won an award at the HSP conference in March 2019!
Nelson Mandela was the undisputed star of South Africa’s new set of notes. Issued to celebrate his 100th birthday, each denomination shows a different stage in his life. Based on Louisenthal’s Hybrid substrate, the banknotes have several security features that form part of the storytelling approach.
With climate extremes ranging from snow-capped mountains to subtropical rainforests, Bhutan had an unusual set of challenges for its new set of banknotes. Especially as well over half the population don’t have a bank account and use cash for all transactions. An ideal case for Hybrid!