Enhancing the banknote security of five major currencies through the application of perception science in their design

There are over 700 billion banknotes worldwide but how can people know which are genuine and which are fake? Researchers from the school worked with a number of different G10 central banks to develop better testing methods so that anti-counterfeit measures are optimised to assist the public in counterfeit detection. This work has helped innovation in global banknote production, advanced best practice by setting new professional standards and contributed to decisions about the appearance of the new UK banknotes.

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