HSP awards Latin American Banknote of the Year 2013

August 1, 2013 – The organisers of the Latin American High Security Printing (HSP) Conference have announced at the Conference in Bogota, Colombia, that the inaugural award of Latin American Banknote of the Year 2013 was presented to Senora Katya Daura, President of S.E. Casa de Moneda, Argentina for the 100 Pesos Eva Perón note.

Senora Katya Daura, receives the award.

Senora Katya Daura, receives the award.

The Latin American banknote award, introduced by HSP, aims at recognising banknote design developments and achievements in the fast-evolving Latin American region. The Award Committee comprises the Board of Directors of HSP organising company Reconnaissance International Ltd, and the editorial representatives of Currency News, the periodical dedicated to the global currency industry. The selection criteria are based on design visibility, banknote functionalities, security sophistication as well as thematic relevance.

Prize-winning 100 Pesos banknote.

Prize-winning 100 Pesos banknote.

The Argentinian 100 Pesos banknote was issued in 2012 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the death of former first lady Eva Perón. The banknote was designed by Roger Pfund based on the earlier work of Renato Garrasi and produced by S.E. Casa de Moneda.

Commenting on the Award Committee’s decision, Martyn White, Chairman of Reconnaissance International, remarked on the note’s bright-coloured appeal, the ‘world-class’ intaglio portrait of Eva Perón, the integrative use of security elements as well as the rich heritage perceived through the banknote and readily identified by the population.

Nominations are open to banknote printers and central banks for the next Latin American Banknotes of The Year, and Reconnaissance International foresees the expansion of the Award Committee to include industry representatives. Please contact Astrid Mitchell on +44 (0)1932 785680 or email.

Here you can listen to an interview Senora Katya Daura gave to Argentinian television on the occasion of the banknote’s production (in Spanish).

Information about the awarded banknote as well as other products can be gained from the website of Argentinian S.E. Casa de Moneda (in Spanish).

German media reported very critically about this new banknote. Here you will find an article of the Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German).

To learn more about what Reconnaissance International is all about please click here.

And for more information on the forthcoming event please consult the website of the High security Printing 2014 Conference.

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