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IBNS Journal 59-2

Is available to download and includes a tribute to Colin Narbeth (IBNS Founder and Life Member No. 1); Peasants, Produce & Tractors; Hidden Features of Test Notes; Guinea 50 Francs 1958 and Forged Notes during the Company & British Raj.

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Journal Delivery

Due to COVID-19 the delivery of the IBNS Journal to the following countries will be delayed. We will look to dispatch the journal as soon as the restrictions are lifted.

Azerbaijan  / Botswana  / Chad  / Cuba  / Djibouti  / Haiti  / Iraq  / Kosovo  / Malawi  / Mauritania  / Mauritius  / Nepal  / Pakistan  / Paraguay  / Tanzania (DAR)  / Tunisia  / Turkmenistan  / Venezuela  / Zambia  / Zimbabwe

 
Banknote of 2020 Nominations

The Nominations received so far are Bank of England's 20 Pound Note, Scotland's (Royal Bank of Scotland) 20 Pound Note and Northern Ireland's (Ulster Bank) 20 Pound Note.

Do you know of a banknote that will be issued to the public that should be nominated for the Banknote of 2020?  Send your nominations to the Banknote of the Year Co-Ordinator (banknoteoftheyear@theibns.org). 

 

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.