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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). 

 

Michael Vort-Ronald (2017)

has written and self-published numerous books on Australian banknotes and related items. He also established the only private Banking and Currency Museum in Australia which operated from 1988 to 2008 and won ten regional tourism awards.

Michael started collecting Australian banknotes in 1968 and soon became a specialist in this field. In 1975 he commenced writing regular articles on Australian banknotes for the Australian Coin Review (ACR), at that time the only Australian commercial numismatic magazine which was published monthly. He continued writing for ACR and became its final editor from 1999 to 2001. Since 2002, he has been a regular writer to The Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine (CAB). Michael’s articles have covered many different aspects of Australia’s paper (and polymer) money

In 1988 he took early retirement and purchased a former bank building in Kadina (in country South Australia) and established the only private Banking and Currency Museum in Australia; it operated from 1988 to 2008 and won ten regional tourism awards including Tourism Excellence, and Best Attraction five times..