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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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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.