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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). 

 
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Banknote of 2018

Nominations closed 31 January 2019

The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announces that its voting membership has selected the Bank of Canada to receive its prestigious “Bank Note of the Year Award” for 2018.  With over 150 new banknotes released worldwide during 2018, only 10% were of sufficiently new design to be nominated.  Almost from the start, Canada’s new vertically oriented $10 bill dominated the voting, followed by Switzerland (200 Franc human hands), Norway (500 Kroner sailing ship), Russia (100 Ruble soccer) and the Solomon Islands (40 Dollar man blowing conch shell) banknotes.  This is the fifth consecutive polymer containing note to win the coveted IBNS Bank Note of the Year Award.


Hong Kong's 1,000 Hong Kong Dollar (HSBC) Note
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