Fifth issue of Qatar banknote wins international award

The Fifth Issue of Qatar Central Bank (QCB) banknotes won the High Security Printing (HSP) Banknote Collection Award across Europe, the Middle East and Africa “EMEA” for 2021. This came in the competition organized by the British Reconnaissance International, which is specialized in organizing conferences and events related to central banks around the world and the security specifications included in the currencies. A statement issued by QCB indicates that the winning of all denominations of the fifth issue of the Qatari currency is due to the design and technical development in the security tags that carry the accurate and compact optical tape Nexus. Executive Director of Public Debt, Banking Affairs and Issuance and Head of the Task Force for the Fifth Issue at QCB Mohammed bin Jassim Al Kuwari said that the fifth issue includes high-standard specifications, especially the denomination of 500 Qatari riyals, which is the first in the world to carry the accurate and compact optical tape Nexus as a unique security mark provided by the printing company.