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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.

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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). 

 

Mexico's 500 Peso Note

Nominated by David White, IBNS Life Member 161

MEX-500-Front
MEX-500-Back
 
NoteB717 (PNL): 500 pesos (US$38)
Predominant Colour(s)Blue
FrontSpanish text; bank monogram; entry of Benito Juárez into Mexico City, from Alberto Beltrán’s engraving; Benito Pablo Juárez García; denomination in blue-to-green OVI
BackSpanish text; gray whales in ecosystem of coasts, seas, and islands in the Biosphere Reserve of El Vizcaíno, in Baja California Sur
WatermarkBenito Juárez and electrotype 500
Additional SecurityGreen windowed Motion security thread
PrinterBanco de México
Size146 x 65 mm
Introduced08/28/2018
Information provided courtesy of The Banknote Book