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IBNS Journal 59-1

Is available to download and includes articles on: A Perfect Pair: Miguel Grau & Artuto Prat, The unissued Greek 5 Drachmas note of 1918, The last Philippine 20 Piso note, the Photogravure process, Test notes of CBPM and the Prison Vouchers of Taiwan's Green Island

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Banknote of 2017

Nominations closed 31 January 2018

The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announces that its voting membership has selected the Swiss National Bank to again receive its prestigious “Bank Note of the Year Award” for 2017.  With over 170 new banknotes released worldwide during 2017, almost a third were of sufficiently new design to be eligible for nomination.  In the closest vote ever the Swiss 10 Franc polymer/hybrid note narrowly edged out  runners-up from the Royal Bank of Scotland (£10 with female scientist), Canada ($10 with 4 politicians and regions), Fiji (unique $7 featuring their first Olympic gold medal and rugby “7’s” team), Norway (100 Kroner Viking long ship), and Djibouti (40 Franc whale shark). This is the fourth consecutive hybrid / polymer note to win the coveted IBNS Bank Note of the Year Award.

CHF 10 Front

Front: Depicting Music and Time

CHF 10 Back

Reverse: Depicting Swiss Railways and Watch Movements


Solomon Islands $20 Dollar Note
SOL-20-Front