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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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Mel Steinberg (2011)

Mel Steinberg, who passed away October 2010, was among the major world paper money dealers for more
than 30 years.

But more than that, he was a fountain of knowledge on the provenance and history of the notes that passed through his hands, and he was always willing to share that knowledge. He had an enthusiasm for paper money that he was able to pass on to literally hundreds of collectors who spent time at his table at any of the world’s major paper money shows. Mel was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1935 and moved to Ohio in 1964 to become a tenured professor of mathematics at Antioch College. It was here that he began dealing first in coins, but almost immediately switched to paper money. In 1981, Mel moved to the San Francisco area where he built up his business to become one of the most recognizable figures at all the major paper money shows.