We are very pleased that the second organization to participate in our “Meet IACA’s Members” initiative is the Bank of Canada’s Currency Department. We had an excellent response to our introduction of Authentix; the link to their piece on the opening page of IACA’s website received the highest number of hits during the week of its posting.
The “Meet IACA’s Members” program offers our members the opportunity to introduce themselves to each other by submitting a short article on a subject of general interest. We plan to publish introductory articles on our website 4 or 5 times per year, alternating between our central bank and company members.
We are anxious to introduce all of the organizations that belong to our group. We encourage you to submit a “Meet IACA’s Members” article. To become one of our spotlighted members, please contact Eugenie Foster to discuss the details.
We are delighted to announce the opening of the nomination period for the next round of IACA’s Excellence in Currency Awards, to be presented in conjunction with the 2015 Currency Conference, in Vancouver, British Columbia. For this eighth series, IACA will present Awards in five categories:
Best New Banknote or Banknote Series
Best Currency Public Education Program
Best Currency Website
Best Banknote Processing Innovation
Outstanding Commemorative or Limited Circulation Banknote.
Projects of any issuer of currency, organisation or individual supplying products, services or systems for currency production, distribution, processing or management are eligible for nomination in the appropriate categories. Self-nomination by such organisations is allowable, and encouraged.
We are also pleased to announce the publication of the Guidelines for IACA’s Excellence in Currency Awards, which can be found here. We developed this new document to provide transparency and offer more guidance about IACA’s processes for nomination, identification of finalists, and delegate voting. All of the details and requirements for the program may be found in the Guidelines.
Nominations in all categories for award in Vancouver are limited to the two-year period from January 2013 through December 2014 (the eligibility period.)
Nominations must be made via IACA’s website (www.currencyaffairs.org) from November 3rd, 2014 through January 30th, 2015.
IACA offers annual Institutional Memberships starting at $1,500 and Individual Memberships for $650. To join now or for additional details regarding membership structure and annual fees, view the Membership Fees or go to the enrollment form .
The Deutsche Bundesbank recently hosted the International Cash Conference 2014 . Renowned researchers and cash experts delivered papers on recent developments ranging from “Modeling Banknote Printing Costs: of Cohorts, Generations and Note-Years,” to “Currency Demand During the Global Financial Crisis: Evidence from Australia.” We are particularly pleased that the authors of the papers on “Consumer Cash Usage: A Cross-Country Comparison with Payment Diary Survey Data” recognized the role of IACA’s Central Bank Forums in bringing together the researchers to investigate this important issue.
We are grateful that the Deutsche Bundesbank Cash Department, an IACA member, has agreed to allow us to provide the direct link below to the outstanding papers from the conference.