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IBNS Journal 55-2

Login to download your copy. Topics covered include: Romanian 20 Lei, Greek Treasury Notes, Dual Denominations, Currency Importation in India, Redesigning Iranian Banknotes

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Latest Banknote of 2016 Nominations

England's 5 Pound Note and Georgia's 50 Lari Note are the latest nominations for the IBNS Banknote of 2016

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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.