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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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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.