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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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Jimmie Lawrence (2015)

An extraordinary banknote collector from Johannesburg, South Africa, he helped found the IBNS in 1961 and served as one if its early presidents for almost a decade.

During this time the IBNS was in the midst of growing pains and he saw it through that period admirably, sharing his paper money knowledge whenever possible. His reputation as a collector and promoter of world banknote collecting was global. Years after his death, he is still remembered fondly by former numismatists. Jimmie Lawrence was understandably proud of his world-class collection of about 50,000 banknotes, specializing primarily in Africa. His South Africa collection was publically displayed in a local bank for many years. His enthusiasm and camaraderie were appreciated by everyone who knew him. Significantly, Jimmie Lawrence is the first IBNS Hall of Fame member from the continent of Africa.