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Banknote of 2017 Nominations Close 31st Jan

Nominations for the Banknote of 2017 close on Wednesday 31st January 2018 - Do you know of a note issued in 2017 that should be nominated? Send your nomination to banknoteoftheyear@ibns.biz

The Latest Nominations are

Kyrgyzstan's 2,000 Som Note
KGZ-2000-Front

Djibouti's 40 Franc Note
DJI-40-Front

Argentina's 1,000 Peso Note
ARS-1000-Front

 
IBNS Journal 56-4

is available to download. Includes articles on: Australian Paper Money in the British Library, Indian Paper Money Engravers, Finnish Markka, Concorde on Banknotes and Southern Nigeria

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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..