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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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King On Mao (2010)

King On Mao, whose books published in English on Chinese paper money helped open the door to non-Chinese collectors of this vast area of world paper money, has been described as “a gentleman and a rogue.”

His History of Chinese Paper Currency published in 1968 and History of Paper Currency as issued by the People’s Republic of China, published in 1972 were groundbreaking works that predated the first Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Mao himself was a colorful character who often dressed in the style of a Chinese Mandarin from the 19th century. He was collector and dealer, whose trading activities were not always welcomed by his contemporaries in Hong Kong. But his contribution to the accumulation of knowledge on the history of banknotes is unchallenged.