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Nominations for the Banknote of 2020 close on the 31st January 2021

Latest Nominations are Indonesia's 75,000 Rupiah Note, Saudi Arabia's 20 Riyal Note, Tunisia's 10 Dinar Note and Qatar's 5 Riyal Note

Send your nominations to the Banknote of the Year Co-Ordinator (banknoteoftheyear@theibns.org). 

 
IBNS Journal 59-4

is available to download: Articles cover Banco de Mexico's Waterlow Banknotes; Petroleum Industry on Banknotes; Alleged Forgery of 50 Serbian Dinars 1942 and World Currency Definitions. Login to download your copy.

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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.