Latest Banknote of 2015 Nominations

Canada's 20 Dollar, Sweden's 20 Kronor and Ukraine's 100 Hrivna note are the latest nominations for the IBNS Banknote of 2015

Book Reviews Needed

Do you know of any recent books on paper money that have not yet been reviewed?

Do you know of any older books that have never been reviewed in the IBNS Journal but feel ought to have been? Are you the author or publisher of a recent book on paper money and would like to see it reviewed? If so, please email Mark Irwin at


Joseph Boling (2010)

Joseph Boling has devoted much of his life to collecting and a large part of his retirement years to the services of numismatics as an author and an indefatigable administrator.

Joe spent a career in the US Army, after studying at the University of Washington and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He retired in 1992 with the rank of colonel. As a collector and researcher, Joe became an expert on Japanese coins and paper money and the numismatics of World War II. He has published two books on the topic and edited a number of others. More recently he has emerged as a leading expert on counterfeiting, a subject on which he teaches for the American Numismatic Association. Joe is currently a head exhibit judge for ANA and has been treasurer of IBNS for the past 17 years. Joe lives in Indianapolis, USA. His passion outside numismatics is the theater which he attends more often that one might consider possible.