IBNS Journal 62-3

includes articles on George Duval, Banknote Designer; Romanian Heraldry; China Puppet Banknote Vignettes; World Heritage On Banknotes.
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Banknote of 2023 Nominations

Latest Nominations for the Banknote of 2023 are United Arab Emirates: 1000-Dirham Note, Argentina: 2000-Pesos Note, Kyrgyzstan: 500-Som Note, South Africa: 50-Rand Note and Jamaica: 1000-Dollar Note

Do you know of a banknote that will be issued to the public that should be nominated for the Banknote of 2023?  Send your nominations to the Banknote of the Year Co-Ordinator (


Oman's Half Rial Note

Nominated by Christof Zellweger, IBNS Life Member 86

Note B239 (PNL): 1/2 rial (US$1.30)
Predominant Colour(s) Green, red, orange, and purple
Front Arabic text; coat of arms with crossed swords and khanjar (dagger); frankincense (kender) tree in Dhofar; Ain Kour lake; crossed swords and khanjar as registration device; crossed swords and khanjar
Back English text; perched Sooty falcon; striding Arabian leopard; crossed swords and khanjar; Sooty falcon in flight
Watermark Coat of arms and electrotype ٢‮/١‬‭
Additional Security Combifluo solid security thread with printed Half Rial and Arabic text
Printer Unknown
Size 135 x 65 mm Paper
Introduced 11/01/2021
Information provided courtesy of The Banknote Book