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 (


Peru's 20 Sol Note

Nominated by Petar Blagojevic, IBNS Member 11912

NoteB538 (PNL): 20 soles (US$5.10)
Predominant Colour(s)Ochre, brown, red, green, and yellow
FrontSpanish text; José María Arguedas Altamirano; green-to-blue SPARK Live element
Back (vertical)Spanish text; Andean condor; coat of arms; Cantuta flower
WatermarkJosé María Arguedas Altamirano, pixelated background, and electrotype 20
Additional Security4-mm wide green-to-blue RollingStar windowed security thread with demetalized 20 BCRP
PrinterPerum Peruri
Size140 x 65 mm Paper
Information provided courtesy of The Banknote Book