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Bank Notes Printers

Besides the understanding of the dating in paper money or bank notes and abbreviations used in bank notes ,another essential area to identify the bank note is to look at the name of the printer. This is because of printers’ names, abbreviations or monograms will usually appear as part of the frame design or below it on face and/or back. In some instances, the engraver’s name may also appear in a similar location on a note. The following abbreviations identify priers for many of the world bank notes:

PRINTERS BY COUNTRY BY ALPHABET

ARGENTINA:

  • CMN-Casa de Moneda de la Nacion(Argentina)
  • CSABB-Compania Sud/Americana de Billetes de Banco(Argentina)

BRAZIL:

  • CdM -Casa de Moeda (Brazil)

CANADA:

  • CBNC -Canadian Bank Note Co(Canada)

CHINA/REPUBLIC OF CHINA:

  • BEPP-Bureau of Engraving & Printing, Peking (China)
  • CHB -Chung Hua Book (China)
  • CPF -Central Print Factory(China)
  • CMPA-Commercial Press(China)
  • DTB-Dah) Tung Book Co., and Ta Tung Printing(China)
  • UPC-Union Printing Co(China)
  • UPP -United Publishers &Printers(China)

COLUMBIA:

  • IBB-Imprenta de Bllete-Bogota(Colombia)
  • IBSFB-Imprenta de Billete-Santa Fe de Bogota(Columbia)
  • LN-Litografia Nacional (Columbia)

ENGLAND:

  • BABC -British American Bank Note Co (England)
  • BWC -Bradbury, Wilkinson &Co(England)
  • BFL-Barclay & Fry Ltd (England)
  • CS&E-Charles Skipper & East (England)
  • DLR-De La Rue(England)
  • H&S-Harrison & Sons Ltd(England)
  • NAL-Nissen & Arnold(England)
  • P&B-Perkins & Bacon(England)
  • PBC-Perkins, Baco & Co (England)
  • TDLR -Thomas De La Rue (England)
  • W&S -Waterlow &Sons (England)

ECUADOR:

  • BCdE-Banco Central de Ecuador

FRANCE:

  • BF-Banque de France(France)

GERMANY:

  • G&D -Giesecke & Devrient (Germany)

HONG KONG:

  • HKB-Hong Kong Banknote(Hong Kong)
  • HKP-Hong Kong Printing Press(Hong Kong)

ITALY:

  • ODBI-Officina Della Banca D’Italia(Italy)
  • OCV-Officina Carte Valori(Italy)

MEXICO:

  • B&S- Bouligny & Schmidt (Mexico)

NETHERLANDS:

  • JEZ-Johann Enschede en Zonen(Netherlands)

SPAIN:

  • FNMT-Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre(Spain)

SWITZERLAND:

  • OFZ-Orell Fusli, Zurich (Switzerland)

USA:

  • ABNC -American Bank Note Co.(USA)
  • CABB-Compania Americana de Billetes de Bano(ABNC)
  • CBC-Columbian Banknote Co(USA)
  • CCBB-Compania Columbiana de Billetes de Banco(CBC)
  • CNBB-Compania Nacional de Billetes de Banco(NBNC)
  • CONB-Continental Bank Note Company(USA)
  • E&C-Evans & Cogswell(USA)
  • EAW-E.A.Wright(USA)
  • FLBN-Franklin-Lee Bank Note Company (USA)
  • HBNC-Hamilton Bank Note Company(USA)
  • H&L-Hoyer & Ludwig. Richmond, Virginia(USA)
  • HLBNC-Homer Lee Bank Note Co (USA)
  • IBNC -International Bank Note Co
  • JBNC-Jeffries Bank Note Company(USA)
  • K&B-Keatinge & Ball(USA)
  • KBNC-Kendall Bank Note Company NY(USA)
  • NBNC-National Bank Note Company(USA)
  • SBNC-Security Bank Note Company(USA)
  • SBN -Security Bank Note Co
  • USBNC-United States Banknote Corp(USA)
  • USBN -U.S. Banknote
  • WDBN-Western District Banknote Fed Inc
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