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IBNS Journal 58-2

 is avaialble to download: Articles cover the Indian Ten Rupee Note after Independence and the recipients of low numbered Bank of England notes. Login to download your copy.

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Banknote of 2019 Nominations

received so far are for Northern Ireland's 5 Pound (Ulster Bank) NoteSwitzerland's 1,000 Franc Note and Aruba's 25 Florin Note

Do you know of a banknote that will be issued to the public that should be nominated for the Banknote of 2019?  Send your nominations to the Banknote of the Year Co-Ordinator (banknoteoftheyear@theibns.org). 

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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