Nominations for Banknote of 2015 Close 31st January

The latest nominations are: Nicaragua's 50 Cordobas Note , Kazakhstan's 20,000 Tenge Note and Russia's 100 Ruble Note

Do you know of a note issued in 2015 that should be nominated?  Send your nominations to before 31st January.

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.

IBNS Journal 54-4

is available to download. Articles look at people on Latin American notes, Promotional Notes from Security Printers as well as notes from Germany, Canada, Mexico, Australia and India. 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.
Alexandre Costa Brazil Contact

Directors At Large

NameCountry  NameCountry 
Robin Hill UK Contact   Brian Giese United States Contact
David Hunt UK Contact   Dennis Lutz United States Contact
Colin Meikle Australia Contact   Christof Zellweger Switzerland Contact
Jonathan Callaway UK Contact   Hans Kajblad Sweden Contact
Anil Bohora India Contact   Hans-Dieter Mueller Germany Contact
Ludek Vostal Czech Republic Contact   Hans Seems Netherlands 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 John Vanden Bossche 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* Dave Frank 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 Roger Urce 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*  Arjen Dragt 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 Australia Contact
19 India Chapter Chairman Rezwan Razack India Contact
20 Viet Nam Chapter President* Not Currently Active
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* vacant    
26 North Carolina Chapter President* Austin Mattox USA Contact
* ex officio member of the executive board