Banknote of 2024 Nominations

The first three nominations for the Banknote of 2024 are: Kazakhstan: 5,000-Tenge Note, Honduras: 500-Lempira Note, England: 5-Pound Note.

IBNS Journal 63-1

includes articles on Script of Jammu, Kashmir and Tibet, Time and Timekeeping on Banknotes, E. Chiossone: The Father of the Japanese Banknotes, Spanish Colonial Issues in Cuba and Post Office Exchange Tokens of the Amur Region.

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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)

Paper Money of Independent & Republic India

Rajender Maru, Archie Maru


The Portuguese African Paper Money of the Banco Nacional Ultramarino

Laurence Pope, Parcidio Campos e Matos, Andrew Pattison


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

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