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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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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). 

 

Banknote of the Year Terms And Conditions

Nominations for Banknote of the Year

  • Any IBNS member in good standing can make a nomination for the Banknote of the Year. Each member can make only one nomination in a year.
  • Nominations, including reasons for the nomination, must be sent to the the Banknote of the Year Co-ordinator.
    If possible, scanned images of the front and back of the notes should be forwarded with the nomination.
  • Nominations for Banknote of the Year award will be accepted up to the end of January of the year of the award.
    i.e. Nominations for the Banknote of 2020 (for banknotes issued in 2020) will close on the 31 January 2021
  • Nominations received during the year will be listed in the IBNS Journal and displayed on the IBNS website, reasons for the nomination may also be displayed.
    Note: A nomination may be received in time to be considered for the award, but not in time to be illustrated in the last Journal for the year of nomination.

Core Criteria of the Award

The criteria for the award are:

  • The banknote must have been issued to the public for the first time in the year of nomination.
  • The banknote must be submitted to the IBNS Journal for publication in 'New Notes'.
  • The banknote must be circulating currency (i.e. no specimens or non-circulating currencies are eligible).
  • The banknote must be in general circulation
  • The banknote must have artistic merit.
  • Imaginative designs will be well considered.
  • Good use of colour, contrast and general balance will be well considered.
  • Design features that take advantage of modern security features will be well considered, taking into account the issuing authority and the value of the note.

Note: If more than one banknote from a series with common design features are nominated, only one of the notes will be eligible for nomination. The Awards Committee will make the selection as to which note will be nominated.

Selection of the Banknote of the Year

  • During February of the year of the award, member of the IBNS will evaluate each nomination against the core criteria of the Banknote of the Year award, and select their preference for Banknote of the Year.
  • IBNS Members will vote for the IBNS Banknote of Year via the IBNS Website
  • Each IBNS member will be able to express their preference for their top three (3) nominations:
    • 1st Preference will receive 3 points
    • 2nd Preference will receive 2 points
    • 3rd Preference will receive 1 point
  • If a member votes for the same note more than once, only the highest preference will count towards the Banknote of the Year.
  • The Banknote with the highest number of points will be declared the Banknote of the Year.
  • In the event of a tie, the IBNS President will have the casting vote.

Announcement of the Banknote of the Year

  • The winner of the Banknote of the Year award will be announced at the first Board meeting of the year of the award.
  • The winning entry will appear on the IBNS website and in the IBNS Journal.
  • Details of the winner will also be announced in a press release to the numismatic press.

The Awards Committee

The Awards Committee for the Banknote of the Year consists of

  • the President
  • the First Vice President
  • the Journal Editor
  • the Banknote of the Year Co-ordinator
  • the IBNS Journal New Issues Team 

Details of the Banknote of 2020 Award

  • Nominations Close: 31st January 2021
  • Announcement: April 2021
  • Banknote must have been first appeared in circulation by 31st December 2020

View Nominations for Banknote of 2020