Latest Banknote of 2021 Nominations

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IBNS Journal 60-2

Includes articles on: An Unknown Romanian Banknote, The Obvious and Hidden Fibonacci Numbers on Banknotes, The Polymeric Revolution, Harrison & Sons and Isambard Kingdom Brunel and The Best Note. Login to download your copy.


Northern Ireland's (Ulster Bank) 20 Pound Note

Nominated by Roger Mah Poy, IBNS Member 12264

NoteNorthern Ireland B941 (PNL): 20 pounds (US$29)
Predominant Colour(s)Purple
Front (vertical)English text; Sargasso sea eels; outline of Lough Neagh; butterfly; Hawthorne flower; RBS Group logo in magenta SPARK Orbital
Back (vertical)English text; Sargasso sea eels; street musicians and clapping audience in Derry/Londonderry’s Halloween celebrations; tiles, brickwork, and patterns
Additional SecurityNo security thread
PrinterDe La Rue
Size73 x 139 mm Polymer (Safeguard)
Information provided courtesy of The Banknote Book