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 (


Central African States 10,000 Francs Note

Nominated by Haonan Qi, IBNS Member 12815

NoteB115 (PNL): 10,000 francs (US$18)
Predominant Colour(s)Purple, yellow, red, green, and orange
FrontArabic and French text; map; denomination as registration device; stylized outline of Africa in diamonds; BEAC headquarters building in Yaoundé, Cameroon; CEMAC logo; purple-to-gold OVI stars
BackFrench text; standing teacher instructing seven seated children; young boy with touch-screen tablet
WatermarkThree eland antelope heads and electrotype 10000
Additional SecurityWindowed security thread with demetalized BEAC 10000
Size145 x 74 5 mm
Information provided courtesy of The Banknote Book