Banknote of 2014

Do you know of a note that has artistic merit and/or innovative security features that should be nominated for the Banknote of 2014?  If you do, please send your nomination to the Banknote of the Year Co-Ordinator (  View Terms and Conditions

IBNS Journal 53-1

The first journal of 2014 (Volume 53 Issue 1) has been produced and is now available to download.  Articles include an Interview the Bank of England Chief Cashier alongside information about banknotes from Mexico, Bangladesh and the Beligan Congo Login to download your copy.


IBNS Board and Officers

Executive Board

President Thomas Augustsson Sweden Contact
First Vice President Mahdi Bseiso USA Contact
Second Vice President Flemming Hansen Denmark Contact
Immediate Past President Peter Symes Australia Contact

Regional Directors

Director, Region 1
- US/Canada Mountain time zone and west
Ron Richardson
Canada Contact
Director, Region 2
- US/Canada Central time zone and east; Bermuda
David Frank USA Contact
Director, Region 3
- United Kingdom
Richard Underwood UK Contact
Director, Region 4
- Western Europe and Scandinavian countries
(including Finland), excluding UK
Patrick Smeekens Netherlands Contact
Director, Region 5
- Baltic States, remainder of Europe east of
Germany-Austria-Italy, the Middle East and Africa
Omer Yalcinkaya Turkey Contact
Director, Region 6
- Asia east from the Urals and Caspian Sea, South Asia east
of Iran, Australasia, Pacific Islands not US postal codes
Anthony RG James Australia Contact
Director, Region 7
- Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.

Directors At Large

NameCountry  NameCountry 
Robin Hill UK Contact   Dennis Lutz United States Contact
Donald Cleveland Australia Contact   Hans Seems Netherlands Contact
David Hunt UK Contact   Colin Meikle Australia Contact
Christof Zellweger Switzerland Contact   Brian Giese United States Contact
Jonathan Callaway UK Contact   Joel Shafer United States Contact
Hans-Deiter Muller Germany Contact   Hans Kajblad Switzerland Contact
Anil Bohora India Contact        

Honorary Director For Life

Joseph P Boling USA Contact  

Current IBNS Officers

General Secretary* Roger Urce USA Contact
Membership Secretary* for Europe, Africa & the Middle East David Hunt UK Contact
Membership Secretary* for Australasia and Asia Pacific Peter Symes Australia Contact
Membership Secretary* for the Western Hemisphere Roger Urce USA Contact
Chapters Secretary* David White Australia Contact
Treasurer* Joseph P Boling USA Contact
Assistant Treasurer (USA) Wendell Wolka USA Contact
Assistant Treasurer (UK) David Hunt UK Contact
Auctioneer* David Hunt UK Contact
Grievance and Discipline Program Manager* Tony Alsop Australia Contact
Legal Counsel* James A. Downey USA Contact
Awards Program Manager* Milt Blackburn Canada Contact
Chairman, Young Numismatists Committee* Howard A Daniel III USA Contact
Education Programs Manager* Donald Cleveland Australia Contact
Archivist Joseph P Boling USA Contact
Journal Editor*
Ron Richardson Canada Contact
General Advertising Manager* Tim Welo USA Contact
Webmaster* Robin Hill UK Contact

Current IBNS Chapter Chair/President

01 London Chapter Chairperson* Pam West UK Contact
02 Sydney Chapter Chairman* Mark Freehill Australia  
03 Burnley Chapter Chairman* Geoff Sutcliffe UK Contact
04 Midwest Chapter President* Ruth Menting USA  
05 Belgian Chapter Not Currently Active
06 Melbourne Chapter President* Stephen C. Prior Australia Contact
07 Turkish Chapter President* Reha Yucememis Turkey Contact
08 Netherlands Chapter President* Patrick Plomp Netherlands Contact
09 Czech Chapter Not Currently Active
10 Southern Africa Chapter Not Currently Active
11 East Midlands Chapter Chairman* Simon Biddlestone UK Contact
12 Arabic Chapter President* Dr. Ali Mehilba Egypt Contact
13 Vancouver Chapter President* Milt Blackburn Canada Contact
14 Perth Chapter President* Colin Meikle Australia Contact
15 Arabian Gulf Chapter President Mohammad Alobaidly Kuwait Contact
16 Southern California Chapter President Not Currently Active
17 Shanghai Chapter President Liu Min China Contact
18 Rhodesia-Zimbabwe Chapter President* Steve Milner UK Contact
19 India Chapter Chairman Rezwan Razack India Contact
20 Viet Nam Chapter President* Viet Anh Nguyen Viet Nam  
21 Russian (IBONS) Chapter President* Dmitriy Litvak USA Contact
22 Middle East & North Africa Chapter President Not Currently Active
23 Los Angeles Chapter President* Scott McNatt USA Contact
24 New York City Chapter President* Murtaza Karimjee USA Contact
* ex officio member of the executive board