Norges Bank notes to feature innovative optical thread

Norges Bank HQ, Oslo
Crane Securities to provide Norges Bank's new security thread
Photo: Espen Schive

Norges Bank's eighth banknote series will feature a micro-optic thread, detectable with just a "modest tilt" of the banknote, made by security features provider Crane Securities, Central Banking has learned.

Now in the final stages of the design process, the first denomination in the new series will be printed from next week, with the first two denominations – the 100 and 200 krone – due to be launched into circulation in the second half of 2017.

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