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 (


Sierra Leone 20 Leones Note

Nominated by Fritz-Jürgen Simons, IBNS Member 8247

Note B133 (PNL): 20 leones (US$2.70)
Predominant Colour(s) Brown, black, and orange
Front English text; coat of arms; laurels flanking open book with flame; Constance Cummings-John
Back English text; coat of arms; crowd of 16 students seated at school desks; map of Sierra Leone
Watermark Lion head and electrotype 20
Additional Security Holographic windowed security thread with coat of arms
Printer DE LA RUE
Size 139 x 70 mm Paper
Introduced 01/07/2022
Information provided courtesy of The Banknote Book