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Nominations for the Banknote of 2020 close on the 31st January 2021

Latest Nominations are Indonesia's 75,000 Rupiah Note, Saudi Arabia's 20 Riyal Note, Tunisia's 10 Dinar Note and Qatar's 5 Riyal Note

Send your nominations to the Banknote of the Year Co-Ordinator (banknoteoftheyear@theibns.org). 

 
IBNS Journal 59-4

is available to download: Articles cover Banco de Mexico's Waterlow Banknotes; Petroleum Industry on Banknotes; Alleged Forgery of 50 Serbian Dinars 1942 and World Currency Definitions. Login to download your copy.

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Weldon D. "Burt" Burson (2014)

The very epitome of a world banknote collecting legend, Weldon did what no one else was capable of doing by physically handling, conserving and bringing order to the most challenging monetary union in the world, West African States.

Then he spent decades generously sharing his research efforts and vast knowledge with fellow collectors and dealers. Finally, he disposed of his formidable collection in a series of public auctions which permitted so many to add sometimes otherwise unobtainable banknotes to their own collections. A former US Foreign Service diplomat, Burt is an incomparable researcher, author, collector, mentor and colleague.