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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 banknoteoftheyear@ibns.biz 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.

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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.

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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.