1. From ›obelos‹ to ›e-cash‹.
2. Why the market for banknote printing is special.
Secret and farcical.
A market, but no market price.
3. How Signor Giori was able to carve out a worldwide monopoly with his printing presses.
The meeting in Alexandria.
The ›Italian connection‹.
Developer, supplier and service provider in one.
Rino and Sig.
Every triangle is perfect.
Now the ›greenback‹ too.
Pay and say nothing.
From Salboni to Abuja.
Warning from Munich.
Fat years, lean years.
4. Why Monsieur Amon had the same success with printing ink.
›Stradivarius‹ of printing inks.
The market climate is changing.
5. What caused De La Rue’s imperial aura to fade.
Urbi et orbi.
The Portals debacle.
Efforts toward an additional business line.
The underestimated competition.
6. How Giesecke & Devrient struggles for technological leadership.
In labore virtus - The puritan work ethic.
He wins who dares.
The bid for technological leadership.
7. Where hard work and politics helped Francois Charles Oberthur Fiduciaire.
›Phoenix from the ashes‹.
8. What brought Bundesdruckerei to the brink of ruin.
Global dreams ….
… and the hard realities at home.
Rescuers or robbers?
9. How Ciccone Calcográfica wasted its fiduciary capital.
Secure printing without security.
Sole note printer in the Southern Hemisphere.
Banknotes for kleptocrats.
›Real-phony‹ Bahrain dinars.
10. Why the euro became a bonanza for moneymakers.
Euro investment rapture.
The French patient.
The political note.
Ruining competitors with an equipment binge.
Mistakes, mishaps, and misprints.
The unloved rescuers.
11. Why there is a problem with the euro’s security.
Digifeiting, the new copying quality.
Icon in distress.
New euro frontiers.
12. Quo vadis euro printing?
Competition à la euro system.