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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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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