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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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 ( 


Colombia's 50,000 Pesos note

Nominated by Felipe Montoya, IBNS member 11830

Note Colombia BNL (PNL): 50,000 Pesos (US$17)
Predominant Colour(s) Purple
Front Denomination in dark blue-to-light blue OVI; BRC as registration device; Colibrí piquicorto (hummingbird) and flower in green-to-blue SPARK Orbit; nautilus shell as registration device; Nobel prize in literature winner, Gabriel García Márquez, standing with butterflies and close-up
Back Two standing natives; Ciudad Perdida, the heart of the Tayrona culture in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta; burgao (nautilus shell); Liberty head bank seal
Watermark Gabriel García Márquez and electrotype 50
Additional Security Solid security thread and yellow-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized BRC
Size 148 x 66 mm
Introduced 19/08/2016
Information provided courtesy of The Banknote Book