Latest Banknote of 2015 Nominations

Canada's 20 Dollar, Sweden's 20 Kronor and Ukraine's 100 Hrivna note are the latest nominations for the IBNS Banknote of 2015

Book Reviews Needed

Do you know of any recent books on paper money that have not yet been reviewed?

Do you know of any older books that have never been reviewed in the IBNS Journal but feel ought to have been? Are you the author or publisher of a recent book on paper money and would like to see it reviewed? If so, please email Mark Irwin at


Selection Criteria

The IBNS Books of the Year

Selection Criteria

The IBNS Book of the Year is awarded annually to an outstanding publication related to paper money. The following criteria will be used to select the award-winning publication:

  • The book must be published in the year of the award
  • The subject of the book must be paper money
  • The book should contain original research and comprehensive information on the topic it covers
  • Quality presentation of the book will be well regarded but the most important factor is the knowledge the book brings to the note-collecting community
  • The author(s) need not be members of the IBNS

Books considered for the award are brought to the attention of the Awards Committee by various members of the IBNS. However, books may be considered for the award if authors, publishers or interested parties forward copies of their book to:

Milt Blackburn
P.O. Box 33888
Station D
Vancouver, BC
(Include a green customs declaration on the book stating: "Comp. Tech Book, GST Status Exempt Code 52".)
The copy will then be donated to the IBNS Library in the submitter's name, or returned to the sender at the submitter's cost.