ECCB Up­grades Se­cu­rity Thread for Ban­knotes

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

As part of its thrust to main­tain the in­tegrity and se­cu­rity of the EC cur­rency, the Eastern Caribbean Cen­tral Bank (ECCB) has up­graded the se­cu­rity thread on all ban­knotes, with the ex­cep­tion of the $5 note. The up­date to the se­cu­rity thread is in keep­ing with the ad­vance­ment in tech­nol­ogy to pre­vent coun­ter­feit­ing. The new se­cu­rity thread there­fore makes it much more dif­fi­cult for coun­ter­feit­ers to op­er­ate while mak­ing it eas­ier for per­sons to de­tect coun­ter­feit notes.

The thread also has built-in ma­chine read­abil­ity and will not af­fect cash ma­chines such as ATMs, count­ing and vend­ing ma­chines.

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