The Global Expert in Banknote Security 

Crane Currency, a Crane Co. company, is a fully integrated supplier of secure, durable and well-designed banknotes for central banks all over the world. A pioneer in advanced micro-optics technology, Crane Currency provides a wide range of engaging visual effects in features that increase the level of security and public trust in banknotes. 


The Facts about Paper Banknotes

Almost all banknotes in circulation today are made of durable paper created from a blend of material such as cotton and linen. Some countries have experimented with making money out of plastic, but there are four key facts for why this hasn’t really taken off.


Design Services

The Fusion Between Art and Engineering

Crane’s micro-optics reward the slightest tilt with images that shoot across the feature, elements that morph into different forms and 3D visual cues so strong that it is hard to believe they’re just an illusion. Equal parts art and engineering, our designs are made to maximize public engagement and use.


Machine Readability

BEMs Speak for the Public

The combination of sister companies Crane Currency and Crane Payment Innovations results in a closeness between experts in designing banknotes and experts in authenticating banknotes at points of sale. This increases the utility and security of banknotes and thus the value to the central banks that issue them.


Tunisia 50 Dinar

Tunisia Completes Upgrade of Dinar Banknote Series

The Central Bank of Tunisia has completed an upgrade of its Tunisian Dinar banknotes, selecting RAPID® HD as a key public security feature across all denominations.