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Nominations for Banknote of 2016 Close 31st January 2017

The latest nominations are:

Columbia's 50,000 Pesos note
COL-50000-Front

India's 2,000 Rupee Note
IND-2000-Front

Argentina's 500 Peso Note
ARS-500-Front

Do you know of a note issued in 2016 that should be nominated?
Send your nominations to banknoteoftheyear@ibns.biz before 31st January.

 
IBNS Membership Directory

The PDF edition of the 2016 IBNS Membership Directory is now available from the Members Area.

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IBNS Banknote of the Year

The IBNS Banknote of the Year award is an initiative of the IBNS to recognize an exceptional banknote issued each year.

IBNS Members can nominate a Banknote for the award by contacting the Banknote of the Year Co-Ordinator (banknoteoftheyear@ibns.biz). Banknotes nominated must have been issued to the public (specimens and non-circulating currencies are inelligble) for the first time during the year of the award, and must have artistic merit and/or innovative security features, and be in general circulation. When nominating a note, please provide your reasons for nomination, and if possible, a scan of the front and back of the note. Nominations for the award will be accepted up to the 31st January of the following year. For full terms & conditions of the award, please see here.

Once nominations have closed, the winner will be decided by a vote of the IBNS, who will consider the artistic merit, design, use of colour, contrast, balance, and security features of each nomination.  The winner will be announced at the the first IBNS Board meeting of the year.

Banknote of 2016 Nominations

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Do you know of a banknote issued to the public in 2016 that should be nominated for the Banknote of 2016? 

If you do, please send your nominations to the Banknote of the Year Co-Ordinator (banknoteoftheyear@ibns.biz). 

View the Banknote of 2016 Nominations

NEW ZEALAND WINS 2015 IBNS BANK NOTE OF YEAR AWARD

The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announces that its voting membership has selected New Zealand's 5 Dollar Note for the prestigious “Bank Note of the Year Award” for 2015.


Previous IBNS Banknote of the Year Winners

Trinidad & Tobago's 50 Dollar Note
TTO-50-Front

View the other nominations