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Nominations for the Banknote of 2020 close on the 31st January 2021

Latest Nominations are Indonesia's 75,000 Rupiah Note, Saudi Arabia's 20 Riyal Note, Tunisia's 10 Dinar Note and Qatar's 5 Riyal Note

Send your nominations to the Banknote of the Year Co-Ordinator (banknoteoftheyear@theibns.org). 

 
IBNS Journal 59-4

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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..