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.

Journal Delivery

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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 ( 


Argentina's 500 Peso Note

Nominated by Arthur Levenite, IBNS Member 2863

Note Argentina BNL (PNL): 500 pesos (US$31)
Predominant Colour(s) Green
Front (vertical) Leaves; paw print as registration device; jaguar; flowers; silhouette of jaguar with latent image RA; denomination in green-to-blue SPARK
Back Paw prints; jaguar cub and adult in stream running through forest; map of Argentina with Northeast region highlighted; compass rose; flowers; coat of arms
Watermark Jaguar and electrotype 500
Additional Security Green-to-blue windowed security thread with demetalized $500 BCRA
Size 155 x 65 mm
Introduced 30/06/2016
Information provided courtesy of The Banknote Book