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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). 

 

John Sandrock (2015)

John Sandrock (Charter Member 0026) from the United States of America was a pioneer in the hobby of paper money collecting and his devotion was stellar.

A lifelong researcher and founder of arguably the first paper money club, The Maryland Foreign Paper Money Club, which evolved into the World Paper Money Club. Their quarterly journal, The Currency Collector, was the first publication in the United States to bring together collectors with an interest in foreign paper money. His interest in numismatics began during military service with the US Navy in China in 1946. John always believed that research was the basis of a true interest in numismatics and he readily shared that research with others. Over the years, books, monographs, his own website and articles (some 15 for the IBNS Journal over a period of 24 years ending as recently as 2012, the year of his death), are ample testimony to the huge contribution he made to the betterment of the hobby and the IBNS.