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Revised Membership Fees

From 1st April 2014 Regular Membership Fees paid in Sterling or Euros will increase to £22.00 and €30.00 respectively.  This has been necessary due to the significant changes in the exchange rate between these currencies and the U.S. Dollar.

 
IBNS Journal 54-1

is available to download.  Articles include an Interview with Colin Narbeth LM-01, Indian Banknotes in the Gulf Countries, Monroe Palace and Swedish Private Bank Issues.  Login to download your copy.

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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. 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 2014 Nominations

Do you know of a banknote issued to the public in 2014 that should be nominated for the Banknote of 2014? 

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

View the Banknote of 2014 Nominations

Banknote of 2013 Winner

KAZAKHSTAN THREE-PEATS AS BEST BANKNOTE In 2013

The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announces that its voting membership has again selected the National Bank of Kazakhstan to receive its prestigious “Bank Note of the Year” Award for 2013.  Facing stiff competition as always from the nearly 50 newly designed banknotes released worldwide in 2013, the 1000 Tenge denomination Kazakhstan note was followed in the closest voting ever by the Canada 10 Dollar and Fiji 5 Dollar currency bills. READ MORE

IBNS Banknote of 2013
Kazakhstan 1,000 Tenge NoteKAZ-1000-Front

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Previous IBNS Banknote of the Year Winners