With all the talk of alternatives to cash, the death of cash, paid anti-cash lobbies and even the continuous barrage of counterfeiting attempts, isn’t it time to make some change? We are the quietÂ majorityÂ who eat, breathe and get our hands dirty counting, cash! Â
I think perhaps it is our turn to find the time to make some change
If cash is so yesterday, why does everyone use it? With all the choices for alternate payment, why do credit card Â companyÂ executivesÂ travel internationally with cash in their pockets? Why do people turn to cash when times are challenging? Because it is easy, safe and tangible!
As an industry we need to work with banknote issuers and supply chain stakeholders to create the best, most reliable and credible systems for managing our part of our national identities.
Recently I have posted on banknotes as an art form, as an expression of nationalÂ identityÂ and pride, as a medium of payment, personal, corporate and inter-nation. I believe it is time for us to take a little pride in our collective efforts and each in turn look for some way, however small it may seem to be, to make cash better for our fellow humans.
I believe there are many changes to come in banknote construction, handling, forecasting and ultimate replacement. Pressure at international levels for more common currencies, regulatoryÂ evolutions, advanced methods of production, verification and forgery will require all of us to adapt in both form and fact.
We need to have a forum to express our ideas for change and we at Counting On Currency want to make sure it is clear to our readers and visitors – we encourage your input, in whatever fashion, to guide us in our quest for meaningful content. If there is change in the wind, we hope our sails fill and our coarse is relatively sure.
We look forward to doing our part, with your assistance and support, whenever and wherever it is time to make some change.