The consistent quality of banknotes is crucial for the acceptance of the notes by the public and their proper functioning in circulation. The definition of measurable quality standards as well as their implementation and monitoring in the production process are paramount to achieve this objective. At the African Currency Forum in Zimbawe (2-5 September 2018) we will be discusing about at these aspects from different angles, providing guidance and offering practical recommendations on how to manage issues related to banknote quality control during the production process and at its final validation.