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 (


Romania's 20 Lei Note

Nominated by Ed Hornung, IBNS Member 11899

NoteB293 (PNL): 20 lei (US$6.00)
Predominant Colour(s)Olive green
FrontRomanian text; coat of arms; bugle and Military Virtue medal; infantry weapon insignia as registration device; crocus flowers (Crocus flavus); BNR monogram; badge of the Romanian Scouts Association; Catherine Teodoroiu wearing uniform; fleur-de-lis
BackRomanian text; BNR monogram; winged Victory holding sword, from Victory Medal; Mausoleum of Mărăşeşti; fleur-de-lis; infantry weapon insignia; bugle and Military Virtue medal; BNR monogram
Watermark (shadow image)Ecaterina Teodoroiu; BNR monogram
Additional SecuritySimulated solid security thread
PrinterOesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruckerei
Size136 x 77 mm Polymer (Guardian)
Information provided courtesy of The Banknote Book