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Revised Sterling Membership Fees

From 1st January 2017 Regular Membership Fees paid in Sterling will increase to £26.00 .  This has been necessary due to the significant changes in the exchange rate between Sterling and the U.S. Dollar.

 
IBNS Journal 55-4

is available to download. Includes articles on: Cyprus, India, Test Notes, Zanzibar, a British Library collection and Alexander the Great

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Nominations for Banknote of 2016 Close 31st January 2017

The latest nominations are:

Seychelles 500 Rupee note
SYC-500-Front

Colombia's 50,000 Pesos note
COL-50000-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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The IBNS Book of the Year for 2009

(For a book published in 2008)

BilletsdelParaguay

The International Bank Note Society has named as its 'Book of the Year' for 2008 Billetes del Paraguay by Miguel Ángel Pratt Mayans and Carlos Alberto Pusineri Scalla. The book is the long-overdue update of Paraguay Paper Money produced by the same authors in 1990.

Written in Spanish, yet relatively easy to follow for non-Spanish speakers, it provides a comprehensive listing of the quite complex series of Paraguayan banknotes from 1851 until 2007. For modern note collectors, it offers guidance to the myriad combinations of printers and signatures of recent issues under the law of June, 1995.

Commenting on the award, IBNS President Peter Symes noted Billetes del Paraguay "highlights the rich variety of paper money books available around the world, which are often unfamiliar to collectors in English-speaking countries. It is yet another example of the depth of information found in regional catalogues."

The catalogue is illustrated in colour and includes much information on the many Paraguayan notes. Pricing in US dollars for three grades of condition is suggested for most issues. The book also provides a listing of the specimen notes issued by Paraguay. Billetes del Paraguay is priced at US$25, plus postage, and is available from the authors at 14 de Mayo 221, Asunción, Paraguay or through www.nisa.com.py

Receiving an honorable mention in the Book of the Year Award was Mikhail Istomin’s Catalog of Banknotes of the Civil War in Russia.