Consultant Services


Currency Research (CR) has been involved in selective consulting projects since our inception, where our unmatched industry knowledge and expertise makes us a key resource for the industry. Our reports have been presented at board levels, reflecting our reputation as key industry experts and thorough researchers. Past projects have included strategic, policy, marketing, and operational areas within Central Banks, Mints, Printing Works, and the commercial sector. We bring established benchmarks and best practices within the industry, assisting Central Banks, Government Printing Works, Mints, and private industry on unique and specific research topics and projects.

To ensure the maximum benefit for our clients CR draws upon our combined total of over 250 years of participation and experience in the currency industry, as well the knowledge of our wide network of industry experts, both currently working and recently retired.

CR’s consulting services cover all aspects of banknotes and coins. CR engages in specific research topics both general and focused, such as those listed under our Research Page. These research topics delve into the standards, trends, and new innovations within our industry. We are happy to discuss specific needs for consultancy in a confidential manner to meet our clients’ requirements.

For more information on our consulting services, please contact Marci Chavez at

Select Past Assignments: In addition to our current consulting projects, CR has been involved in consulting on various projects involving cash in circulation on a country-specific, regional, or global basis. We consult on strategy, markets, communications, process, and procedure on a local basis with a global perspective.

Some past areas of involvement have included Central Banks, Printing Works, Mints, and Cash Management Companies (CMCs). Currency Research has been instrumental in:

  1. 1. Recommending the country sorting fitness standard

  2. 2. Evaluating a country’s readiness for fitness and counterfeit sorting

  3. 3. Evaluating a new product’s market potential

  4. 4. Valuating a technology company

  5. 5. Validating a regional or global market

  6. 6. Defining the market strategy for a government institution

  7. 7. Defining the strategic direction of a technology company

  8. 8. Interfacing between the commercial banks, CMCs, and the Central Bank to define an efficient and safe cash circulation policy for the country

  9. 9. Defining a specific local CIT/CMC regulation policy for a Central Bank

  10. 10. Defining a numismatic product release and program

  11. 11. Evaluating requests for proposal

  12. 12. Providing marketing direction, focus, and materials for multiple companies

  13. 13. Identifying and qualifying strategic acquisitions

CR has also provided specific customized training (one to five days) to single or groups of Central Banks, CMCs, Commercial Banks, and Printing Works.

Select quotes from our clients:

“CR delivered twice as much in their strategic report as if we contracted one of the “big three or four” and at less than half the cost.”

“CR saved us millions of [currency] by accurately defining the issues and the solutions.”

“CR helped us refine our strategy to focus in on real opportunities and not waste time and resources on peripheral areas.”

“CR provided the cost justification for significant investment in our future.”

“CR assisted in our relationship building between the Central Bank and the private sector.”