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 (


Uzbekistan's 5,000 Som Note

Nominated by Matthew Petty, IBNS Member 10922

NoteB218 (PNL): 5,000 so’m (som) (US$0.55)
Predominant Colour(s)Green, brown, and blue
FrontUzbek text; denomination in magenta-to-green OVI; winged leopard as registration device; Sherdor Madrasasi in Samarqand; caravan routes on map of Uzbekistan; textile patterns; coat of arms
BackUzbek text; Afrosiyob archaeological monument; 10th-century tray and jug from Afrosiab; winged leopard; embroidery design
WatermarkCamel and eletrotype 5000
Additional Security2-mm wide windowed security thread with demetalized UZB
Size142 x 69 mm Paper
Information provided courtesy of The Banknote Book