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Latest Banknote of 2017 Nominations

Australia's 10 Dollar Note and Canada's 10 Dollar Note and Switzerland's 20 Franc Note are the latest nominations for the IBNS Banknote of 2017.

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IBNS Journal 56-1

is available to download. Includes articles on: Preseving the Smithsonian's Banknote Collection, Tamar the Lady King, Presidency Banknotes of India, Circular Letters of Credit, Languages on Banknotes.

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Revised Sterling Membership Fees

From 1st January 2017 Regular Membership Fees paid in Sterling will increase to £26.00 .  This has been necessary due to the significant changes in the exchange rate between Sterling and the U.S. Dollar.

 

Joseph Boling (2010)

Joseph Boling has devoted much of his life to collecting and a large part of his retirement years to the services of numismatics as an author and an indefatigable administrator.

Joe spent a career in the US Army, after studying at the University of Washington and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He retired in 1992 with the rank of colonel. As a collector and researcher, Joe became an expert on Japanese coins and paper money and the numismatics of World War II. He has published two books on the topic and edited a number of others. More recently he has emerged as a leading expert on counterfeiting, a subject on which he teaches for the American Numismatic Association. Joe is currently a head exhibit judge for ANA and retired as IBNS treasurer in 2015 after twenty-one years service in that office. Joe lives in Indianapolis, USA. His passion outside numismatics is the theater which he attends more often that one might consider possible.