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Banknote of 2017 Nominations Close 31st Jan

Nominations for the Banknote of 2017 close on Wednesday 31st January 2018 - Do you know of a note issued in 2017 that should be nominated? Send your nomination to banknoteoftheyear@ibns.biz

The Latest Nominations are

Kyrgyzstan's 2,000 Som Note
KGZ-2000-Front

Djibouti's 40 Franc Note
DJI-40-Front

Argentina's 1,000 Peso Note
ARS-1000-Front

 
IBNS Journal 56-4

is available to download. Includes articles on: Australian Paper Money in the British Library, Indian Paper Money Engravers, Finnish Markka, Concorde on Banknotes and Southern Nigeria

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Mike Crabb (2010)

Mike Crabb was the innovator and long-time chairman of the International Paper Money Show in Memphis, the main meeting place for the hobby in North America for more than 30 years.

Mike, an engineer by training, began collecting coins while on active duty in the Air Force in 1961and became interested in paper money a few years later. In 1976 he suggested to the Memphis Coin Club it sponsor an all-paper money show, and in 1977 the First Paper Money Convention was held at the Holiday Inn-Rivermont in downtown Memphis with 72 dealers attending. Later that year it became officially supported by the IBNS with “International” added to its name. Over the past 33 years “Memphis” as it is commonly called has grown to boast around 150 tables and been a mainstay of the hobby in the US. Mike is a life member of the American Numismatic Association, the Society of Paper Money Collectors and the Currency Club of Chester County, and is a member of IBNS and numerous other numismatic associations. Mike, who lives in Memphis, has been an active bowler for 50 years and has a sanctioned 300 game to his credit.