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Last Chance to Nominate

The latest nomination for the Banknote of 2018 is the
China's 50 Yuan Note
CHN-50-Front

Swiss 200 Franc Note
CHF 200 Front

 Nominations close on 31st January 2019. 

Do you know of a note issued in 2018 that should be nominated?
Send your nomination to
banknoteoftheyear@ibns.biz

 
IBNS Journal 57-4

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Latest Banknote of 2018 Nominations are

Russia's 100 Rouble Note Bolivia's 20 Bolivianos Note Norway's 500 Kroner Note Mauritania's 50 ouguiya Note Venezuela's 100 Bolivares Note

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A History of Printed Money

Article Index
A History of Printed Money
Receipts representing Money
First Use of Paper Money
First European Banknotes
Problems for the Public
The Battle with Counterfeiters
Early Security Features
High Denomination Banknotes
Enhanced Security Features
Acknowledgements

This article may be freely used for non-commercial, educational purposes as long as credit is given to the author and the International Bank Note Society. Permission to use this article does NOT extend to donated illustrations, the copyrights to which do not directly belong to the author. Melbourne, Australia, 20 July 2008

Acknowledgements

  • Standard Catalog of World Paper Money Vols.I, II & III, Krause Publications
  • Wikipedia, Various entries, Internet
  • Classic Numismatic Group, Inc. www.CNGCOINS.com
  • Numismondo www.numismondo.com Garry Saint, Webmaster
  • Heritage Auctions www.HA.com
  • Stack’s Auctions www.Stacks.com
  • Ancient Chinese Cash Notes by John E. Sandrock Click on "Articles" in www.numismondo.com
  • IBNS Journal Various Issues
  • Various Reserve and Central Bank Sites