Royal Joh. Enschedé to stop printing banknotes

Sad news from The Netherlands. Dutch banknote printer Royal Joh. Enschedé has announced it will downsize the company and will stop printing banknotes... :-(

Royal Joh. Enschedé has printed dutch banknotes, euro banknotes for several countries, all the dutch stamps and other security prints. The company was founded in 1703 and is one of the oldest dutch companies. On the euro notes of the first series you can identify the notes printed by Joh. Enschedé by looking at the printer code which starts with a G.

The euro notes were also the beginning of the end by the way because the company lost the monopoly it had in the Netherlands for printing banknotes and the Dutch Central Bank negotiated a price drop. The company was in financial trouble a few years back and was saved but it seems the troubles are not yet over...

All the beautiful notes Joh. Enschedé has printed over the years were compiled in one fantasy note titled "Mother of all Dutch Money" given to the employees in 2003 in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the company.

Steven Donderdag 01 December 2016 at 6:38 pm | | news
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