Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BelTA)
July 7, 2013
The Br200,000-note of the National Bank of Belarus was recognized winner in the nomination "Best Design Showing the National Character” at the Watermark Banknotes Awards, BelTA learned from the information and public relations department of the National Bank of Belarus.
The National Bank of Angola became the winner in the nomination “The Best New Currency Series”. Banque du Liban was recognized best in the nomination “Harmony”. The diploma and commemorative medal were presented to a representative of the National Bank of Belarus during Watermark Conference, the fifth conference on secure printing, held in St. Petersburg in late June.
The contest was organized by the publishing house Water Mark and the Water Mark Journal (Russia). The council of experts evaluated the notes issued between 2011 and 2013 in three nominations: The Best New Currency Series, Harmony and The Best Design Showing the National Character.
The Br200,000-note of the National Bank of Belarus was issued into circulation on 12 March 2012. The front depicts the Mogilev Regional Art Museum. This building was constructed in the early 20th century. Originally it was the agrarian bank. The building has the features of modernism and classicism architecture styles. The back illustrates a decorative collage of architectural elements of the museum building.
“Design of all Belarusian banknotes is done by artists of the National Bank. Depicting the architectural landmarks and urban landscapes on banknotes has become traditional. We started with the architectural sites of Minsk, capital of Belarus. Then we turned to other regions of the country. The Br200,000-note shows the architecture of Mogilev Oblast. Now all regions of Belarus are represented on the Belarusian banknotes,” said the National Bank.