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DuraNote

...was a product of Mobil Chemical and AGRA Vadeko of Canada. Trials of DuraNote were not successful and the project was abandoned. Patents for DuraNote were sold following the Exxon-Mobil merger. Several DuraNote advertising notes were produced by Silba International, Banknote Design & Security Printing, Inc. Today these sometimes appear on the collectors’ market. DuraNote offered advanced counterfeit protection through being constructed of 21 ultra-thin layers of OPP film, adhesive, coatings and printable surfaces. Contemporary promotional material claimed it lasted four times longer than conventional rag paper-printed notes. It stayed crisp and did not dirty easily. These properties translated into reduced printing costs. In addition the manufacturers proposed that each note would have a clear plastic window which, along with a choice of embedded security features, would make notes difficult to copy. DuraNote was an innovative synthetic bank note with the capability of embedding anti-counterfeiting devices between its substrates Test notes were printed for 21 countries using the regular bank note printing plates for each of the countries concerned. Among them was the United States, which produced some 40,000 sheets of DuraNote currency. These have never escaped the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Presumably they have been destroyed or are buried deep in the bureau’s archive. Since 1999 DuraNote is concentrating on improved laminated substrates, just as the Canadian Domtar is researching with financing from the Canadian Government
↻ Infosheet Security for a changing world Cortesy of Stane Štraus

20 Units
Date 1997 (2000)
Size 152mm * 70mm
Quantity ... Pieces
Printer BA Banknote International
"Since July 2013 part of Canadian Bank Note Company"
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Substrate Duranote™
Designer ...
Promotion 1 offset & intaglio
F   B
Stane Štraus
Promotion 2 printed note in brown ink
F   B
Marian Meyer
Promotion 3 printed note in blue ink
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Illustration Obverse Portrait of Charles Darwin and Pegasus
Illustration Reverse A Part of the Michelangelo´s fresco painting "The Creation of Adam"
PDF File AGRA Annual Report 1996 (page 22)
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Remarks ...
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2000 Units
Date 2000 est.
Size 155mm * 77mm
Quantity ... Pieces
Printer BA Banknote International
"Since July 2013 part of Canadian Bank Note Company"
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Substrate Duranote™
Designer S.Garcia
Promotion ...
F   B
Marian Mayer
Illustration Obverse Portrait of Albert Einstein
Illustration Reverse Circles and DNA strand in the clear window
Remarks ...
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100 Units
Date ...
Size 132mm * 70mm
Quantity ... Pieces
Printer Silba International Banknote Design & Security Printing Inc.
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Substrate Tyvek
Designer S.Garcia
Promotion ...
F   B
Stane Štraus
Illustration Obverse Oil platform
Illustration Reverse Team handling oil well supplies - 1924 Greenbow Archives (Canada)
Remarks Uniface
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100 Units
Date 1994 est.
Size 152mm * 70mm
Quantity ... Pieces
Printer Printer is "Silba International Banknote Design & Security Printing Inc.".
All notes printed by Silba International, Banknote Design & Security Printing, Inc.
on DuraNote polymer substrate. Developed in a joint venture between Mobil and Agra,
DuraNote is an innovative synthetic bank note with the capability of embedding
anti-counterfeiting devices between its substrates.
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Substrate Duranote™
Designer S.Garcia
Promotion ...
F   B
Tigerson
Illustration Obverse Oil platform
Illustration Reverse ...
Remarks This note was printed an Duranote™ substrate with watermark image of the
Yang di-Pertuan Agong (the head of state of Malaysia) and with a security
thread reading "BNM RM5" (Bank Negara Ringgit Malaysia)
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100 Units
Date ...
Size 132mm * 70mm
Quantity ... Pieces
Printer Silba International Banknote Design & Security Printing Inc.
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Substrate Duranote™
Designer S.Garcia
Promotion 001 Border frame pink
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Promotion 002 Border frame white
F   B
Promotion 003 Border frame white, front with arrowhead and nominal
F   B
Promotion 004 Border frame white, front with triangles and nominal
F   B
Promotion 005 Border frame white, rectangular windows and woman head
F   B
Promotion 006 Border frame white, window with large maple leaf
F   B
Promotion 007 Border frame white, window with cross braid
F   B
Promotion 008 Border frame white, window with double maple leaf
F   B
Promotion 009 Border frame white, window with earth map
F   B
Promotion 010 Border frame white, bare window
F   B
Promotion 011 Border frame white, window large maple leaf and nominal with colorful inlay
F   B
Promotion 012 Yellow substrate, Specimen overprint
F   B
Promotion 013 Yellow substrate, window as butterfly with flower
F   B
Promotion 014 Border frame white, with nominal (known different colors)
F   B
Stane Štraus
Promotion 015 Border frame white, with 4 magnetic stripe
F   B
Stane Štraus
Promotion 016 Colored background - unfinished
F   B
Stane Štraus
Promotion 017 Border frame white, window large maple leaf and nominal
F   B
Stane Štraus
Promotion 018 Border frame white, window as Pegasus and nominal
F   B
Stane Štraus
Promotion 019 Border frame white, window and magnetic stripe and 4 female head
F   B
Stane Štraus
Promotion 020 Colored background - finished
F   B
Ebay
Promotion 021 Large window front with golden flower
F   B
ABNC Archive
Promotion 022 Magnetic stripe yellow substrate with 11
F   B
Ebay
Promotion 023 White border frame with 4 magnetic stripe and women head
F    B
Ebay
Promotion 024 Oblique lines window
F   B
Ebay
Promotion 025 Insert white border frame with colorful
F    B
AGRA
Promotion 026 Yellow substrate 11 with magnetic stripe and butterfly with flower as a window
F   B
Ebay
Promotion 027 Two maple leaves with colorful insert (only detail !)
F    B
Paper news
Promotion 028 Yellow substrate with magnetic field
F   B
DoubleQuicktime
Promotion 029 With crown as window
F    B
Archives International Auction
Promotion 030 With imprint Golden Stag
F    B
Archives International Auction
Promotion 031 With imprint Golden Face
F    B
Archives International Auction
Promotion 032 Colored Earth left and magnetics bars right
F    B
Kelleher & Rogers
Promotion 033 Colored lines right
F    B
Kelleher & Rogers
Promotion 034 Colored lines left
F    B
Kelleher & Rogers
Illustration Obverse Oil platform
Illustration Reverse Team handling oil well supplies - 1924 Greenbow Archives (Canada)
PDF File AGRA Annual Report 1998 (page 19)
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Remarks Different known versions
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Banco de Mexico
Date 1989
Size ...
Quantity ... Pieces
Printer Banco De Mexico
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Substrate Duranote™
Designer
Promotion 001 Full printing
F   B
Kelleher & Rogers
Promotion 002 Unfinished printing
F   B
Kelleher & Rogers
Promotion 003 Unicolor / Uniface
F   B
Kelleher & Rogers
Illustration Obverse Portrait of Don Rodrigo Gomez
Illustration Reverse Engraving instruments and ornate designs
Remarks Kelleher & Rogers - Fine Asian Auctions Ldt - 25.05.2015
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De La Rue Giori S.A.
Date 1980-90's
Size ...
Quantity ... Pieces
Printer De La Rue Giori
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Substrate Duranote™
Designer
Promotion 001 Uniface
F   B
Kelleher & Rogers
Promotion 002 Full intaglio printing
F   B
Kelleher & Rogers
Illustration Obverse Ludwig van Beethoven
Illustration Reverse Ludwig van Beethoven at the piano and listeners
Remarks Kelleher & Rogers - Fine Asian Auctions Ldt - 25.05.2015
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De La Rue Giori S.A.
Date 1980-90's
Size ...
Quantity ... Pieces
Printer De La Rue Giori
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Substrate Duranote™
Designer
Promotion 001 Uniface
F   B
Kelleher & Rogers
Illustration Obverse William Shakespeare
Illustration Reverse
Remarks Kelleher & Rogers - Fine Asian Auctions Ldt - 25.05.2015
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Bradbury or TDLR
Date 1980-90's
Size 330mm * 330mm
Quantity ... Pieces
Printer Bradbury or TDLR
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Substrate Duranote™
Designer
Promotion 001 Uniface
F   B
Kelleher & Rogers
Promotion 002 Uniface
F   B
Kelleher & Rogers
Illustration Obverse William Holman Hunt
Illustration Reverse
Remarks Kelleher & Rogers - Fine Asian Auctions Ldt - 25.05.2015
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River Scene and Dragonfly by DuraNote
River Scene and Dragonfly by DuraNote
This edition of 1000 impressions printed on the DuraNote polymer substrate is an experiment in intaglio printing. The impressions were made from three different engraved surfaces:
The River Scene was drawn by John Carmichael (1800-1868) and was one of twenty-four plates engraved vy Mark Lambert (1781-1855) and published in 1829 as a folio edition entitled Views of the Tyne. The original plate is badly worn and yet with only minor retouching the nickel copy has printed very well and the receptive substrate gives an effect almost as fine as the first early impressions.
The Dragonfly is a new engraving made by Sidney Fletcher in 1994 and prints with brilliant clarity even on top of a first intaglio pressing. Unlike paper, the polymer suffers no flattening and loses no elasticity so that multiple intaglio impressions can be achieved.
The border plates were produced by modern photo-engraving teniques with controlled depth of etch and the slight variations in pressure which can occur in the hand operated paper wipe presses used to make these prints it is possible to glimpse very subtle changes in hue and tone, again showing the extremely receptive nature of the polymer substrate.
The impressions are printed in traditional oil based bank note printing ink on a paper-wipe hand fed intaglio press at the workshops of Teckitt Lynn, Northumberland.
F   B
Marian Meyer