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PRINTER ABBREVIATIONS USED ON THE WEBSITE:

• ABNC -American Bank Note Company
• BABC -British American Bank Note Co
• BEPP – Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Peking
• BWC -Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co
• CBNC -Canadian Bank Note Co
• CdM -Casa de Moeda
• CHB -Chung Hua Book
• CPF -Central Print Factory
• DLR- De La Rue
• FCOF- Francois-Charles Oberthur Fiduciaire
• G&D -Giesecke &Devrient
• H&S -Harrisons & SOns
• HBPC -Hungarian Banknote Printing Company
• HKB – Hong Kong Banknote
• HKP- Hong Kong Printing Press
• IBNC -International Bank Note Co
• JEZ – Johan Enschede en Zonen
• OFZ- Orell Fussli, Zurich
• P&B- Perkins & Bacon
• PBC- Perkins, Bacon & Co
• SBNC -Security Bank Note Company
• TDLR -Thomas De La Rue
• UPP -United Publishers &Printers
• USBN -U.S. Banknote
• W&S -Waterlow &Sons
• WPS-Watson Printing Company

REFERENCES BOOKS USED ON THE WEBSITE:

• TBB: The Banknote Book by Owen W. Linzmayer
• BNYB: Banknote Year Book published by Token Publishing
• DGY: Vincent Duggleby ‘English Paper Money’ book edited by Pam West
• GPM - ‘Greek Paper Money Catalogue 1822-2002’ by Nick Angelopoulos
• S/M: Smith Matravers Chinese Banknotes Book
• SWPMC –Standard World Paper Money Catalogue
• Outing: The Standard Catalogue of the Provincial Banknotes of England & Wales by Roger Outing



Overprint: A stamp or form of printing added to the note after it was produced. Used often in times of Inflation or for a change in Issuing Bank or Authority.
Replacement notes: Notes that do not run in sequence and have been issued to replace a damaged or misprinted notes. Usually they have a different Prefix or a Symbol that identifies them.
Specimen Banknotes: A note intended for circulation between banks or for press publicity. It is usually issued with a security SPECIMEN overprint or holes punched into the actual note featuring zero serial numbers 000000.
Uniface: a note that is printed on one side only.
Watermark: A security device visible when the note is help up to the light.

Last updated 26/06/2018

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