News

Banknote of 2015 Announced

New Zealand's 5 Dollar Note has been chosen by the IBNS Membership as the Banknote of 2015.  The nominations are now open for the Banknote of 2016 and the first nomination is Maldives 1,000 Rufiyaa Note.
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IBNS Journal 55-1

is on its way to the printers and should be with Members in the next few weeks. Can't wait for the postman? Login to download your copy. Topics include: Albert Pick, Mozambique, Portuguese Colonial Note Issues and Euro Banknotes

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Banknote of 2015 Voting

Voting for the Banknote of 2015 is open until 23:59 BST Sunday 20th March 2016.

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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.

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Yasha Beresiner (2010)

A lawyer by training and a dealer in collectables by choice, Yasha was an early member of IBNS (he is Life Member No. 2), founder of the Latin American Paper Money Society, a past director of IBNS and editor of The IBNS Journal for several years in the early 1970s.

Yasha was born in Istanbul, Turkey, moved to Israel as a child, and was educated mainly in England and at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In his early career he was a director of the London office of Paramount Coin Co. and then of Stanley Gibbons Limited, (where he worked with IBNS founder Colin Narbeth). Although his work with Stanley Gibbons was focused on maps and playing cards, he was part of the company that had a major influence on many of the early paper money collectors in Britain. Since 1982 he has run his own collectables business, InterCol London, which has offered a wide selection of numismatic books as well as banknotes. For years Yasha, who still lives in London, was a fixture at numismatic shows around the world.