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 (


Sao Tome and Principe 200 Dobra Note

Nominated by Vilhelm Þór Da Silva Neto, IBNS Member 12704

NoteB316 (PNL): 200 dobras (US$9.65)
Predominant Colour(s)Blue
FrontPortuguese text; butterflies; Rei Amador; coat of arms; butterfly as registration device
BackPortuguese text; butterflies; Chibi-ficha (Anabathmis hartlaubii) Príncipe sunbird perched on branch; map of Sao Tome and Principe; flower
WatermarkRei Amador, electrotype butterfly, and Cornerstones
Additional SecurityHolographic windowed security thread with demetalized 200
PrinterDe La Rue
Size155 x 67 mm Paper
Information provided courtesy of The Banknote Book