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Missing Notes Register

The following is a list of notes that have been reported as "Missing".  Some of the notes have been lost in the postal system between sender and receipient, others have been stolen. If some of your notes have been lost in transit or stolen please send the details the IBNS Webmaster - webmaster@ibns.biz to get them added to this list.

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Auction 78 Online

The catalogue for IBNS Auction No. 78, 2018 containing over 5,200 lots is now available.  Auction Closes Sunday 28th October 2018.

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IBNS Journal 57-3

is avaialble to download: Arcticles cover the work of John White, Suriname 25 Gulden Anton de Kom, Three ABNC Greek Banknotes, Italian WWII Prisoner's Coupons and PoW Cheques of WW1. Login to download your copy.

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Banknote of 2018 Nominations

Do you know of a Bank Note Issued in 2018 that should be nominated for the Banknote of the Year? Send your nominations to banknoteoftheyear@ibns.biz

 

IBNS Banknote of the Year

The IBNS Banknote of the Year award is an initiative of the IBNS to recognize an exceptional banknote issued each year.

IBNS Members can nominate a Banknote for the award by contacting the Banknote of the Year Co-Ordinator (banknoteoftheyear@ibns.biz). Banknotes nominated must have been issued to the public (specimens and non-circulating currencies are inelligble) for the first time during the year of the award, and must have artistic merit and/or innovative security features, and be in general circulation. When nominating a note, please provide your reasons for nomination, and if possible, a scan of the front and back of the note. Nominations for the award will be accepted up to the 31st January of the following year. For full terms & conditions of the award, please see here.

Once nominations have closed, the winner will be decided by a vote of the IBNS, who will consider the artistic merit, design, use of colour, contrast, balance, and security features of each nomination.  The winner will be announced at the the first IBNS Board meeting of the year.

SWITZERLAND REPEAT WINNER OF IBNS BANK NOTE OF YEAR AWARD

The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announces that its voting membership has selected the Swiss National Bank to receive its prestigious “Bank Note of the Year Award” for 2017.

Incorporating the latest in technological security standards and using three layer substrate Durasafe®, this gorgeous yellow vertical banknote depicts human hands conducting an orchestra with a globe showing time zones and the punctual Swiss rail system. 

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Banknote of 2018 Nominations

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Do you know of a banknote issued to the public in 2018 that should be nominated for the Banknote of 2018?

If you do, please send your nominations to the Banknote of the Year Co-Ordinator (banknoteoftheyear@ibns.biz). 

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Previous IBNS Banknote of the Year Winners