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Latest Banknote of 2021 Nominations

The Latest Nominations for the Banknote of 2021 are: Oman's Half Rial Note & Bank of England's 50 Pound Note

If you know of a note entering circulation this year that should be nominated, please email banknoteoftheyear@theibns.org with the details

 
IBNS Journal 60-2

Includes articles on: An Unknown Romanian Banknote, The Obvious and Hidden Fibonacci Numbers on Banknotes, The Polymeric Revolution, Harrison & Sons and Isambard Kingdom Brunel and The Best Note. Login to download your copy.

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Fred Philipson (2014)

Fred Philipson was sometimes called “a father of English paper money collecting.” Fred was with the IBNS at its inception. His name is mentioned in many early issues of the IBNS Journal and he was the first IBNS Director for Life. Despite the passage of time, Fred Philipson is still honored each year with the presentation of an award that bears his name: The Fred Philipson Award for the best IBNS Journal article of the year. His 1968  IBNS Journal article titled “Every Note a Story” remains relevant and is still echoed by collectors today.