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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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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.