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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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 ( 


Bahamas 50 Dollar Note

Nominated by Richard Perera, IBNS Member 11953-R

NoteB354 (PNL): 50 dollars (US$50)
Predominant Colour(s)Light blue, pink, green, orange, and brown
FrontEnglish text; sand dollar as registration device; Parliament House; map; frangipani flower; flying bird in SPARK Orbital OVI; Roland T. Symonette
Back (vertical)English text; coat of arms; Central Bank building headquarters in Nassau with flags and palm trees; sand dollar
WatermarkRoland T. Symonette with electrotype 50
Additional SecurityRapid windowed security thread with demetalized 50 and sand dollar
Size156 x 67 mm Composite (Durasafe)
Information provided courtesy of The Banknote Book