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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.

Azerbaijan  / Botswana  / Chad  / Cuba  / Djibouti  / Haiti  / Iraq  / Kosovo  / Malawi  / Mauritania  / Mauritius  / Nepal  / Pakistan  / Paraguay  / Tanzania (DAR)  / Tunisia  / Turkmenistan  / Venezuela  / Zambia  / Zimbabwe

 
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). 

 

Kenya's 500 Shilling Note

Nominated by Roger Urce, IBNS Member 5042

KEN-500-Front
KEN-500-Back
 
NoteB147 (PNL): 500 shillings (US$4.85)
Predominant Colour(s)Green
FrontEnglish and Kiswahili text; coat of arms; flying dove as registration device; Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi with seated Kenyatta statue and tower and amphitheater buildings; Mount Kenya; bank monogram as registration device; lion
BackEnglish and Kiswahili text; palm trees, elephants, and giraffes in Maasai Mara park; lion head; flying dove
WatermarkLion head, electrotype CBK / 500, and Cornerstones
Additional SecurityRed-to-green and rainbow windowed security thread with demetalized bird and CBK 500
PrinterDe La Rue
Size138 x 68 mm Paper
Introduced31/05/2019
Information provided courtesy of The Banknote Book