nr 010 - Banknote dimensions and orientation: user requirements

DNB Betalingsverkeer
Date 8 September 2006

Looking at the dimensions of banknotes, a uniform banknote height is the major trend worldwide. For one, it facilitates public use of all kinds of banknote acceptors. Second, the notes fit better inside wallets. A uniform note height would also help the blind in that it allows for a distinct length increment between the most used notes, e.g. 8 mm.