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Latest Banknote of 2023 Nominations

Latest Nominations for the Banknote of 2023 are Solomon Islands: 10-Dollar Note, Peru: 200-Sol Note, Egypt: 20-Pound Note,Kazakhstan: 10,000-Tenge Note, Tonga: 10-pa'anga Note

Do you know of a banknote that was issued to the public that should be nominated for the Banknote of 2023?  Send your nominations to the Banknote of the Year Co-Ordinator (banknoteoftheyear@theibns.org).

 
IBNS Journal 62-4

includes articles on Banknotes following WWII, Royal Cypher on British India Banknotes, Sir John Houblon and the £50 Note, Confessions of a (Mauritian) One-Dollar Note, 1843 and the full list of World Heritage Sites on Banknotes.
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PHILIPPINES SCORES 2022 IBNS BANK NOTE OF YEAR AWARD

The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announces that its voting membership has for the first time selected the Philippines Central Bank to receive its annual prestigious “Bank Note of the Year Award” for 2022. 

The Philippines Central Bank “Award winning banknote” was printed by the Reserve Bank of Australia and its wholly-owned subsidiary Note Printing Australia. Polymer represents a dramatic shift from the cotton and abaca material previously used. The face of the note features two Philippines symbols, the critically endangered Philippine eagle and the holographic Sampaguita, national flower of the country. The back design of the note is unchanged from the previous 1000 Piso issue which features Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site), country map, and South Sea pearl.  Polymer banknotes continue to be popular IBNS favorites and are now perennial award winners.

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Are you interested in finding out more about banknotes and banknote collecting?

Do you know

  • how banknotes are manufactured?
  • the different features that can appear on a banknote and why they are there?

Have you thought about starting a banknote collection but want some information about

  • where to start
  • the equipment you need
  • how to look after your collection
  • the different grades and condition of banknotes

Find out more with The IBNS Introduction to Banknotes and Banknote Collecting

Introducing the IBNS

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The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) was founded in 1961. It operates as a non-profit educational organization and in furtherance of such purpose, its objectives are to promote, stimulate, and advance the study and knowledge of worldwide banknotes and paper currencies and all matters related thereto along educational, scientific and historical lines. Currently the IBNS has over 2,000 members in more than 90 countries.

Members enjoy a number of benefits: a quarterly printed journal containing information on new issues and learned studies on paper money, a membership directory with contacts and dealers to further their collections, professional assistance in the unpleasant event of controversy between collectors, and many other useful tools.

The goal of the IBNS web site is to provide a range of services to its members and to paper money collectors in general. Visitors to these pages can co-operate in the development of our site by sending in their comments, opinions, hints, ideas, expectations, and wishes. Everyone is welcome.

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