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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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Milt Blackburn (2015)

Milt Blackburn (Life Member 18) from British Columbia, Canada is best described as a true “gentleman” and has been a highly respected banknote dealer for over 30 years.

He is best known for his integrity, closely followed by his deep well of banknote knowledge, particularly regarding British Commonwealth issues. One of the early driving forces of the IBNS, Milt Blackburn has volunteered thousands of hours of his time for the benefit of the IBNS, including the Board, the Awards Committee and as a founding member of the Vancouver Chapter, where he continues in a leadership role. Milt has always been willing to share information with everyone and most impressively no negative comments or disparaging words can be recalled by those who know him. He is admired for his strict grading standards from a time when third party grading was unknown.