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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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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.