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Revised Sterling Membership Fees

From 1st January 2017 Regular Membership Fees paid in Sterling will increase to £26.00 .  This has been necessary due to the significant changes in the exchange rate between Sterling and the U.S. Dollar.

 
IBNS Journal 55-4

is available to download. Includes articles on: Cyprus, India, Test Notes, Zanzibar, a British Library collection and Alexander the Great

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Nominations for Banknote of 2016 Close 31st January 2017

The latest nominations are:

Seychelles 500 Rupee note
SYC-500-Front

Colombia's 50,000 Pesos note
COL-50000-Front

Do you know of a note issued in 2016 that should be nominated?
Send your nominations to banknoteoftheyear@ibns.biz before 31st January.

 
IBNS Membership Directory

The PDF edition of the 2016 IBNS Membership Directory is now available from the Members Area.

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Ruth Hill (2010)

Ruth Hill, or Mrs. Adolf B. Hill Jr. III as she liked her letters to be addressed, was the grand old lady of paper money collecting in North America.

Born in 1898, she remained an active collector all her life and a visitor to shows until a few years before her death at the age of 96. Ruth Hill became interested in banknote collecting in the 1950s, about the time of the death of her husband whose company sold specialty inks. Over more than 30 years she built a vast collection of notes from almost every country of the world and, at the same time, encouraged numerous new collectors. She was a founding member of IBNS and in 1966 she rescued the young society from collapse when it ran into severe financial difficulties and its survival was in doubt. She was later a board member and then president from 1979-81. Ruth Hill was appointed an Honorary Life Member and an honorary director for life in recognition of her long and vital support for the IBNS as an institution.