Thank you to all who made nominations for IACA’s Excellence in Currency 2018 Technical Awards.
Nominations are now closed . The finalists will be announced and voted on when the awards committe have completed their task..
Awards will be presented during the Banknote 2018 conference that will take place from May 21st to 24th, 2018.

There were 2 categories for the 2018 Technical Awards:

Best new currency feature or product 

Best currency innovation





Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Initiative !

Banco de México has performed a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) on the Mexican banknotes and the use of ATM´s, as well as on all the processes and modules that are involved in the production of the currency.

The LCA is a widely recognized methodology that compares the full range of environmental impacts associated to a product or a service.

Banco de México was invited to be one of the first 12 organizations in the world to function as a Road Tester in the LCInitiative, a project spearheaded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), and supported by the technical guidance of renowned experts of the Berlin Technical University and the Kogakuin University of Tokyo.

Link to the Banco de México report: