IBNS Journal 62-1

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The IBNS Books of the Year

These pages describe the IBNS Books of the Year, from the latest winners to the earliest award winner, way back in 1979. For the later award-winning books, the Press Release prepared for the announcement of the award is available through the hyperlinks (on the title of the relevant books). All award-winning books have been well-deserving winners of the IBNS award and all collectors of paper money can be assured that the addition of these books to their library will be well worth the investment.

The criteria for selecting the Book of the Year can be viewed here.

In the following list, the date refers to the year the award was made.

Award YearTitleAuthor(s)

The Ran Flam Collection of Israeli Banknotes (Volumes 1, 2 & 3)

Overprinted British Postal Orders: A Directory (Volumes 1 & 2)

Yigal Arkin, Ran Flam

John M Gledhill, PhD


Catalogue of Travellers Cheques of the World (1st Ed.)

Catalogue of Circular Notes and Circular Letters of Credit (2nd Ed)

Ilkka Maktitie

Ilkka Maktitie

2018Paper Money of Scotland (Volumes 1 & 2)Jonathan Callaway, David Murphy
2017New Zealand Trading Banks and Early Paper Money CurrencyAndrew Clifford
2016The Encyclopedia of Dry Rubber Export Coupons: Malaya, Ceylon and Netherlands East Indies, 1922-1942 (Second Edition)Saran Singh, Kelab Warison
2015Isle of Man Paper MoneyPam West, Alan Kelly
2014MWR Mehilba World ReplacementDr Ali Mehilba
2013Printed in Palestine: The Second World War Emergency Notes of Syria, Lebanon and Djibouti Printed by the Government Printer PalestineRaphael Dabbah
2012Banknotes of British Malaya: The Frank Goon CollectionFrank Goon
2011The Standard Catalogue of the Provincial Banknotes of England & WalesRoger Outing
2010Paper Money of IrelandBob Blake, Jonathan Callaway
2009Billetes del ParaguayMiguel Angel Pratt Mayans, Carlos Alberto Pusineri Scala
2008The History of Banknotes in KuwaitBasem Mohamed Al-Ibrahim
2007Norwegian BanknotesKarl Saethre, Hans-Gunnar Eldorsen
2006The Encyclopedia of Syrian Paper MoneyAdnan Djaroueh
2005The Egyptian BanknoteEng Magdy Hanafy, Dr Ali Mehilba
2004British Military Authority Occupation Currency 1942 - 1956, Europe and North AfricaTFA van Elmpt
2003English Paper Money: Treasury and Bank of England Notes, 1694-2002Vincent Duggleby
2002The Standard Reference Guide to Indian Paper MoneyKishore Jhunjhunwalla
2001A History of Bermuda and its Paper Money (Second Edition 2000)Nelson Page Aspen
2000Taiwan Coins and Banknotes, 1624-1998Hsu Yih-tzong
1999Surinam Paper Currency, Volume 1 - 1760 to 1957TFA van Elmpt
1998The Bank Notes of YemenPeter Symes, Murray Hanewich, Keith Street
1997Paper Money of Serbia and Yugoslavia (1876-1996)Zeljko Stojanovic-Zack
1996World War II Remembered: History in Your Hands, A Numismatic StudyC Frederick Schwan, Joseph E Boling
1995Banknotes and Banking in the Isle of Man (Second Edition)Ernest Quarmby
1994College Currency: Money for Business TrainingHerb Schingoethe, Martha Schingoethe
1993Prisoner of War and Concentration Camp Money of the 20th CenturyLance Campbell
1992Banknoten des Deutschen Reiches ab 1871Holger Rosenberg
1991Standard Catalog of World Paper Money: General Issues (Sixth Edition, Volume 2Albert Pick, Colin R Bruce, Neil Shafer (Editors)
1990An Illustrated History of United States Loans, 1775-1898Gene Hessler
1989Standard Catalog of United States Obsolete Bank Notes 1782-1866Dr James Haxby
1988Money in South AfricaC L Engelbrecht
1987No award madeNo award made
1986Die Geldmacher vom Gulden zum SchillingWilliam Kranister
1985No award madeNo award made
1984The Official Paper Money of the Kingdom of DenmarkPeter Flensborg
1983Paper Money of Greece and CyprusA Tarassouleas
1982No award madeNo award made
1981Czarist Russian Paper Money, 1769-1979Haanu Paatela
1980Australian BanknotesM Vort-Ronald
1979Paper Money of the WorldRichard G Doty