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


Mel Steinberg (2011)

Mel Steinberg, who passed away October 2010, was among the major world paper money dealers for more
than 30 years.

But more than that, he was a fountain of knowledge on the provenance and history of the notes that passed through his hands, and he was always willing to share that knowledge. He had an enthusiasm for paper money that he was able to pass on to literally hundreds of collectors who spent time at his table at any of the world’s major paper money shows. Mel was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1935 and moved to Ohio in 1964 to become a tenured professor of mathematics at Antioch College. It was here that he began dealing first in coins, but almost immediately switched to paper money. In 1981, Mel moved to the San Francisco area where he built up his business to become one of the most recognizable figures at all the major paper money shows.