News, Press Releases and Insights


4th
June
2019

Central Bank of Aruba Launches New Series of Florin Banknotes with MOTION SURFACE™

The Central Bank of Aruba (CBA) has introduced a new series of florin banknotes, printed by Crane Currency in Malta. All five denominations have the most secure features available, including... READ MORE

24th
May
2019

Tumba Achieves Intergraf Certification for Security Management System

Crane Currency has received CWA 15374 certification for the Security Management System for the production of secure banknote paper in Tumba. CWA 15374 specifies requirements for suppliers of... READ MORE

6th
May
2019

Bank of Ghana Issues Series of Upgraded Notes with RAPID® Security Features

The Bank of Ghana today issued upgraded banknotes with improved security features, durability, and machine readability. All five denominations (1, 5, 10, 20, and 50-cedi notes) feature Crane... READ MORE

2nd
May
2019

Burundi Issues New Banknotes Featuring RAPID® Security Features and ENDURANCE™ Durable Paper

The Bank of the Republic of Burundi today introduced a new set of revised banknotes of 500, 2,000, 5,000, and 10,000 Burundi francs. The new notes are like the preceding issues, but with imp... READ MORE

23rd
April
2019

Bolivia Issues 200 Boliviano Featuring RAPID® Micro-Optics

The Central Bank of Bolivia (Banco Central de Bolivia) has issued the new 200 Boliviano banknote with RAPID® micro-optics from Crane Currency. The front side of the Bs 200 banknote has a... READ MORE

21st
March
2019

Crane Currency Presents MOTION DETECT™ and RAPID DETECT™ – New Machine-Readable Features for Banknote Security

Hal Far, Malta – March 21, 2019 – Crane Currency today presents new machine-readable features for central banks and banknote issuers worldwide. The new products MOTION DETECT and RAPID D... READ MORE

21st
March
2019

Company Statement on Inaccurate Assertions in Liberia

The company makes the following response to the inaccurate assertions contained within an article in the Liberian Daily Observer on 6 March 2019 under the heading “Government files crimina... READ MORE

4th
March
2019

Guyana Issues new $1000 Banknote with RAPID® Micro-Optics

The Central Bank of Guyana (BoG) has issued an upgraded $1000 banknote with new advanced security features from Crane Currency. The upgraded banknote has kept most of the elements of the pre... READ MORE

25th
February
2019

Uzbekistan Issues New 100,000 Soʻm Banknote with RAPID®

The Central Bank of Uzbekistan has issued a new 100,000 soʻm banknote with RAPID micro-optics from Crane Currency. It represents the country’s third banknote with RAPID as the primary sec... READ MORE

10th
February
2019

New Higher Denominations Issued by the Central Bank of Sudan

The Central Bank of Sudan has begun an introduction of a new series of higher denomination banknotes. Among the first in the series is a new 100 Pound note with a three-dimensional RAPID® s... READ MORE

7th
January
2019

Crane Currency Malta Achieves the Highest Intergraf ISO Certification

Crane Currency Malta has recently achieved the highest level of ISO certification, the Intergraf ISO 14298:2013 (Management of Security Printing Processes), by passing a rigorous audit. ISO ... READ MORE

6th
December
2018

Bank of Korea Wins HSP Asia Reward for Best New Commemorative Banknote

The prestigious HSP Regional Banknote Awards was this year divided into three categories. The award for the Best New Commemorative Banknote was given to the Bank of Korea for the commemorati... READ MORE

26th
November
2018

Crane Currency Gold Sponsor of High Security Printing Asia in Hanoi

Crane Currency is a Gold Sponsor of the High Security Printing Asia conference which will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam, from 3rd to 5th December 2018. The conference presents the latest tech... READ MORE

9th
November
2018

Crane Currency Prints its One Billionth Banknote at its Malta Facility

Crane Currency has printed its one billionth banknaote at its Malta facility - only 10 months after the start of production in December 2017. “This has been no mean feat! Printing bankn... READ MORE

19th
October
2018

Crane Currency has Strong Presence at the Mint & Print Conference

Bank of Lebanon started the Mint & Print Conference (MAP) in 2010 as a small regional event aimed at strengthening the Bank’s own knowledge of currency management. Today, MAP is a regi... READ MORE

14th
September
2018

Crane Currency Makes Big Impression at African Currency Forum

Crane Currency was a Diamond Sponsor of the African Currency Forum (ACF) which took place in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from 2nd to 5th September 2018. Over 225 delegates registered for the c... READ MORE

6th
September
2018

Security Feature Integration in focus at MAP in Beirut

The 4th edition of the Mint and Print Conference (MAP) in Beirut, Lebanon, takes place between 24-29 September. Crane Currency is a Platinum Sponsor of MAP which gathers representatives fro... READ MORE

27th
August
2018

Mexico Introduces New 500 Peso Featuring RAPID® and ENDURANCE™

The 500-peso note is the first denomination in a new family of banknotes with improved security features and designs representing Mexico’s historical and natural heritage. The theme of the... READ MORE

24th
August
2018

Explore the Banknote of the Future

The 5th International Banknote Designers Conference (IBDC) is a dedicated industry event addressing the issues confronted by all actors involved in the banknote design process. The conferenc... READ MORE

16th
August
2018

Meet Crane Currency at the African Currency Forum in Zimbabwe

Crane Currency is a Diamond Sponsor of the African Currency Forum which will take place in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from 2nd to 5th September 2018. The principal theme of the Forum is ‘Im... READ MORE

3rd
July
2018

A Bright Future for Crane Currency

Currency News caught up with Annemarie Watson, President at Crane Currency, to find out more about life after the Crane Co acquisition and what to see next. Crane Currency has had an impress... READ MORE

23rd
June
2018

National Bank of Ukraine and Crane Currency Sign Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Currency Production

On 22 June 2018 NBU Governor Yakiv Smolii and Crane Currency President Annemarie Watson signed the Agreement of Cooperation in the field of currency production. The Agreement signed is a ... READ MORE

20th
June
2018

The Impact of Substrate Choice on Banknote Design

A banknote designer has a responsibility to meet all different requirements put on a banknote – including both the functional and aesthetic demands. The choice of substrate is also very im... READ MORE

13th
June
2018

Reimaging Banknote Security with MOTION SURFACE™

Crane Currency has launched a new and very exciting security feature built on the proven MOTION® micro-optics technology. The feature is MOTION SURFACE™. Its customized effects not only c... READ MORE

25th
May
2018

IACA Award for Best New Currency Innovation

The International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA), a non-profit association of central banks, finance ministries, mints and suppliers, awarded Crane Currency with the Best New Currenc... READ MORE

11th
May
2018

Proposal to close the Tumba Print Works

Crane Currency has recently submitted a proposal to close the printing works in Tumba, Sweden. The paper mill operations, design team and the international currency support functions will re... READ MORE

7th
February
2018

Crane Currency officially opens its banknote printing facility in Malta

Hal-Far, Malta - Crane Currency, a Crane Co. company and a fully integrated supplier of secure, durable and well-designed banknotes for central banks all over the world, officially opened i... READ MORE

19th
January
2018

Annemarie Watson, new President of Crane Currency

Effective with the acquisition by Crane Co., Annemarie Watson has been named President of Crane Currency. In her new role, Annemarie will report to Louis Pinkham, Senior Vice President, Cran... READ MORE

15th
December
2017

Peru Issues New 100 Sol Banknote with RAPID®

The Central Reserve Bank of Peru has issued a new version of the 100 sol banknote with a 4 mm RAPID security thread. The previous version of this note, introduced in 2011, featured MOTION®.... READ MORE

5th
December
2017

Currency News – A new powerhouse for cash as Crane CO. buys Crane Currency

Crane Co, a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has signed an agreement to purchase Crane & Co Inc (Crane Currency) f... READ MORE

17th
November
2017

First banknote issued with MOTION SURFACE™

The National Bank of Kyrgyz Republic issued the 2000 Som commemorative banknote which features MOTION SURFACE™. The 2000 Som commemorative banknote is the first banknote to use the MOTION ... READ MORE

1st
November
2017

The commercial courier (Malta) – Interview with Stephen Defalco, CEO

As Crane Currency – the fastest growing global currency player in the world – gets ready to open a facility in Malta, Jo Caruana speaks to CEO Stephen DeFalco about his hopes for this mi... READ MORE

8th
September
2017

Uzbekistan Issues New High Denomination Featuring RAPID®

The Central Bank of Uzbekistan has issued a new banknote, the 50,000 Som. The design on the front of the banknote features the top of the Ezgulik Arch on Independence Square in the city of T... READ MORE

6th
May
2017

Crane Currency featured in The NH UNION LEADER

As a longtime tech entrepreneur, Stephen DeFalco knows what it takes to make money. As CEO of Crane Currency, he leads a company that makes money making money - the banknotes used by countri... READ MORE

15th
February
2017

Crane Currency honored with “Banknote and currency services provider of the year” award

BOSTON, MA – February 15, 2017 – Crane Currency, a rapidly growing global producer of currency products, today announced ithas been awarded the ‘Banknote and Currency Services Provider... READ MORE

22nd
September
2016

Crane Currency to build banknote printing facility in Malta to support growth

BOSTON, MA – September 22, 2016 – Crane Currency, a rapidly growing global producer of currency products, today announced plans to build a new banknote printing facility and customer exp... READ MORE

10th
December
2015

Crane announces separtion of its stationery division

BOSTON, MA – December 10, 2015 – Crane & Co., Inc. has announced its plan to structure its stationery business as a separate company that will be led by the Crane Stationery manageme... READ MORE

26th
October
2015

Crane and The Indonesian Government Security Printing and Minting Corporation sign agreement to establish production facility in Indonesia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 26, 2015 - Crane Currency, a global producer of currency products, and The Indonesian Government Security Printing and Minting Corporation (Perum Peruri), have a... READ MORE

12th
May
2015

Christopher M. Crane inducted into the Currency Hall of Fame

BOSTON, MA – May 12, 2015 – The International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) has elected Chris Crane, former vice president at Crane Currency, to the Currency Hall of Fame. The c... READ MORE

12th
November
2014

Bank Al-Maghrib and Crane to form strategic banknote printing partnership for the international market

Rabat, November 12, 2014 – Crane Currency, a global producer of currency products, and Bank Al-Maghrib, the Central Bank of the Kingdom of Morocco, have established a strategic partnership... READ MORE