Thailand’s new 1,000-baht banknote issued as part of the country’s Series 16 notes has been jointly awarded "Regional Banknote of the Year 2015” along with a new series of New Zealand banknotes at the High Security Printing Asia 2015 conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday.
The banknotes, put into circulation in September 2015, have the latest security features to facilitate authentication by machine as well as the general public. They also have tactile features for the visually impaired.
New Zealand shared the same award for its "Brighter Money" series of new polymer banknotes, the first redesign of the country's currency notes since 1999.
The first two denominations, of $5 and $10 New Zealand currency, have already gone into circulation, and will be followed by new $20, $50 and $100 notes next year.