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"How are banknotes produced?" PWPW S.A. at Polish National Bank open days

On 12 – 13 June 2010 Polish National Bank headquarters opened its doors to visitors. Polish Security Printing Works took part in the event and prepared an exhibition located in the Hall of Władysław Grabski.


The exhibition included, among others, original materials from the treasury of PWPW and of the NBP, which had been used in the preparation and production of Juliusz Słowacki and Frederic Chopin collector banknotes.

We have presented chosen stages of banknote paper production. For this purpose we made a display consisting of cotton branches, combed cotton, cotton pulp for papermaking and paper on reel (demonstrative paper was not security paper).

The majority of people were surprised by the fact that banknotes are made of cotton and their production takes place in Warsaw.
An additional attraction for visitors was the opportunity to meet Maciej Kopecki - Chief Graphic Designer at PWPW S.A., who designed two collector banknotes.

Polish National Bank has estimated that during last weekend the Bank's headquarters (including Grabski’s Hall with PWPW S.A.’s exhibition) was visited by over 12,000 people.

PWPW (Polish Security Printing Works)

1 R. Sanguszki Street
00-222 Warsaw, Poland
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