News

Banknote of 2015 Announced

New Zealand's 5 Dollar Note has been chosen by the IBNS Membership as the Banknote of 2015.  The nominations are now open for the Banknote of 2016 and the first nomination is Maldives 1,000 Rufiyaa Note.
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IBNS Journal 55-1

is on its way to the printers and should be with Members in the next few weeks. Can't wait for the postman? Login to download your copy. Topics include: Albert Pick, Mozambique, Portuguese Colonial Note Issues and Euro Banknotes

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Banknote of 2015 Voting

Voting for the Banknote of 2015 is open until 23:59 BST Sunday 20th March 2016.

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Albert Pick Dies

It is with great sadness that we have been informed of the death of Albert Pick, 93, on 22nd November 2015.  He created the eponymous numbering system still in use today, alongside the original Standard Catalog of World Paper Money.

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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
CANADA V6J 4L6
(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.