Crane issued its first banknote with a new micro-optics security feature called Motion Surface on Friday. The notes are produced in Crane Currency’s Nashua plant. they come with three-dimensionality and fluid movement.
The Kyrgyz Republic’s 2,000 som commemorative banknote celebrates the 25th anniversary of the independence of the Kyrgyz Republic and the establishment of its national currency. It is also the country’s first banknote with a vertical design.
Officials claim that the Motion Surface micro-optic security feature is impossible to be duplicated and is the strongest anti-counterfeiting method in the country today. The new banknote depicts an image with moving, three-dimensional elements. During the printing process itself, Motion Surface is incorporated onto the banknote.
Crane has introduced three new anti-counterfeiting products, out of which Motion Surface is the latest. The company has been working on the new product for the last four years. Crane Currency supplies banknotes for central banks across the globe and has also supplied paper money to the US Treasury since 1879. After acquiring Technical Graphics Inc. in Milford in 2008, The company sifted it’s base to Nashua.