Besides making the reserve bank feel good about doing something “new”, countries often make changes to their notes and coins from time to time for various reasons.
One of the main reasons is to enhance security measures and stay ahead of counterfeiters.
As technology advances, counterfeiters find new ways to copy and reproduce fake currency, so updating the designs and incorporating advanced security features to notes helps to maintain the integrity of a country’s currency and protect the economy.
Additionally, updating the currency can also have other practical benefits, such as improving durability (as is the case here), increasing efficiency in cash handling and processing, and facilitating accessibility for individuals with visual impairments.
Overall, these updates are aimed at ensuring the currency remains secure, relevant, and reflective of a nation’s evolving identity.
So, get ready for new notes that look similar but fresh with new security features and check out the designs that will be used on the coins below.