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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). 

 

Milan Alusic (2016)

Milan Alusic died in 2015 at age 90 as IBNS Secretary Emeritus and Director for Life. He was one of the last of a core group of numismatists from Racine, Wisconsin,

arguably the IBNS cornerstone location in the United States during the 1980’s and 1990’s. While it took a few attempts to get Milan accustomed to collecting paper money, once it took hold it became a lifelong pursuit and numismatics became a centerpiece of his life.

Milan took on the role of General Secretary in 1978, when the IBNS had been in existence for only 17 years. He continued to serve in the position for 26 years. His work has served as a model for his successors to follow. He was unquestionably one of the most indispensable members of the IBNS for almost three decades. This great unsung hero of the IBNS will always be remembered as someone who did not say much, worked tirelessly and contributed enormously to the survival and growth of the IBNS as we enjoy it today.