International Bank Note Society

The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) was founded in 1961. It operates as a non-profit educational organization and in furtherance of such purpose, its objectives are to promote, stimulate, and advance the study and knowledge of worldwide banknotes and notepaper currencies and all matters related thereto along educational, scientific and historical lines. Currently the IBNS has over 2,000 members in more than 90 countries.

Members enjoy a number of benefits: a quarterly printed journal containing information on new issues and learned studies on paper money, a membership directory with contacts and dealers to further their collections, professional assistance in the unpleasant event of controversy between collectors, and many other useful tools.

The goal of the IBNS web site is to provide a range of services to its members and to paper money collectors in general. Visitors to these pages can co-operate in the development of our site by sending in their comments, opinions, hints, ideas, expectations, and wishes. Everyone is welcome.

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World Paper Money – New Zealand’s New $5 Bill Wins International Banknote of the Year Award

World Paper Money – New Zealand’s New $5 Bill Wins International Banknote of the Year Award

By Reserve Bank of New Zealand ….   New Zealand’s new “Brighter Money” $5 note has been named Banknote of the Year in a prestigious international competition. The $5 note was awarded the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) Banknote of the Year title at the International Bank Note Society’s annual meeting. The IBNS Banknote of […]

By April 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
New Coin Shops from Around the World on MA-Shops.com

New Coin Shops from Around the World on MA-Shops.com

By CoinWeek….   MA-Shops is an online marketplace for world and ancient coins. Built from the ground up by German engineer Joachim Schwiening, MA-Shops has assembled a network of reputable European dealers–both large and small–onto one, easy-to-use platform. In recent months, Schwiening and MA-Shops have made a concerted push into the American market, competing with […]

By November 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Schwan Named 2015 Numismatist of the Year

Schwan Named 2015 Numismatist of the Year

Carlton Frederick “Fred” Schwan, a coin collector and numismatist since his childhood, has been named the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) 2015 Numismatist of the Year. Schwan will receive his award on Friday, August 14, during the awards banquet at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois. A student and publisher of military numismatics […]

Raleigh Coin Club’s 42nd Raleigh Money Expo™ June 26-28 at NC Fairgrounds

Raleigh Coin Club’s 42nd Raleigh Money Expo™ June 26-28 at NC Fairgrounds

The 2015 Raleigh Coin Club Money Expo™, presented by the Raleigh Coin Club (Raleigh, NC), will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 26, 27 and 28 in the Exposition Center at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. It is the largest money show in the Carolina and each year draws collectors from throughout […]

IBNS Announces 2014 Banknote of the Year

IBNS Announces 2014 Banknote of the Year

By Dennis Lutz & Robin Hill – IBNS Banknote of the Year Co-ordinators….   The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announces that its voting membership has for the first time ever selected the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago to receive it prestigious “Bank Note of the Year Award” for 2014. With over 130 new […]

Heritage to Auction Important Ruth Hill World Currency Collection

Heritage to Auction Important Ruth Hill World Currency Collection

An extensive and rare World Currency collection assembled by Ruth W. Hill, lovingly referred to as the “Grand Old Lady of Paper Money Collecting in North America,” will be offered by Heritage Auctions in a series of auctions throughout 2014, beginning April 23-28 at the Central States Signature Auction in Chicago, Ill., as well as […]

The Sochi 100 Ruble Note and Other Circulating Russian Banknotes: A Brief Primer

The Sochi 100 Ruble Note and Other Circulating Russian Banknotes: A Brief Primer

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Once derided as worthless during the Soviet era, Russian banknotes offer a glimpse at the country’s past while at the same time looking forward. Russian Numismatics is one of the most exciting growth areas in the hobby. But where to start? The price of Imperial coinage can […]

International Bank Note Society (IBNS) Banknote of 2013 – Nominations

International Bank Note Society (IBNS) Banknote of 2013 – Nominations

International Bank Note Society (IBNS) Banknote of 2013 – Nominations Nominations close 31 January 2014 IBNS Members can send their nominations for the Banknote of 2013 to the Banknote of the Year Co-Ordinator Banknotes nominated must have been issued to the public (specimens and non-circulating currencies are inelligble) for the first time during the year […]

By January 31, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Video Interview: Bank Note Collectors and the IBNS

Video Interview: Bank Note Collectors and the IBNS

Stefano Poddi, Numismatist and Italian Currency Expert Stefano talks about the international group of collectors that form the International Bank Note Society (IBNS). This society has membership all over the globe and is a major source for research and publishing about paper money. Stefano shares his observations about the different kinds of people that collect […]

By July 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Paper Money Collecting, Collectors and Coin Shows in Europe

Paper Money Collecting, Collectors and Coin Shows in Europe

Pam West, Owner, British Bank Notes Interviewer: David Lisot Pam travels the world trading in British paper money. She has been a longtime director in the International Bank Note Society and if familiar with conventions and collector organizations. She offers her ideas about why a person should attend a numismatic convention, the strength of the […]

By November 22, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Pam West on Collecting British Paper Money, The IBNS and the Maastricht Paper Money Fair

Pam West on Collecting British Paper Money, The IBNS and the Maastricht Paper Money Fair

Pam West – Owner, British Notes, Great Britain Interviewer: David Lisot Great Britain has a long history of attractive and popular bank notes. Learn more about from dealer Pam West as she discusses what it is like to be a collector and what kinds of notes people like for their collections. Beautiful examples of notes […]

By October 11, 2011 Read More →
Tom Denly – Denly’s of Boston

Tom Denly – Denly’s of Boston

Tom Denly Denly’s of Boston Interviewer: David Lisot Tom Denly has been a paper money dealer for decades and knows the Memphis Paper Show from the earliest days. Hear Tom as he reminisces on the 35th anniversary Memphis show about some of the people he remembers from earlier conventions including the legendary Amon Carter and […]

By June 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Neil Shafer – Paper Money Writer, Researcher & Collector

Neil Shafer – Paper Money Writer, Researcher & Collector

Neil Shafer Paper Money Writer, Researcher & Collector Neil Shafer is one of the worlds’ top author and researcher for paper money. His knowledge covers many of the world’s more obscure bank notes as well as specialized issues from the United States. In this interview Neil shares why Memphis is such an important show for […]

By June 21, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Andrew A. Shiva – Paper Money Collector and Professor of Forensic Psychology

Andrew A. Shiva – Paper Money Collector and Professor of Forensic Psychology

Andrew A. Shiva Paper Money Collector and Professor of Forensic Psychology Interviewer: David Lisot Andrew Shiva has assembled one of the most comprehensive and extraordinary collections of paper money. His desire as a collector is to share aspects of his collections with other collectors. At the Memphis Paper Money Show Andrew brought an extensive display […]

By June 21, 2011 3 Comments Read More →
James Simek of Numisgraphic Enterprises

James Simek of Numisgraphic Enterprises

James Simek – Numisgraphic Enterprises Interviewer: David Lisot Jim attended the first Memphis Paper Show 35 years ago and has come regularly ever since. In this interview he shares his views on the new management of the convention, why people collect paper money and the effects of the economy on the market. Finally he gives […]

By June 21, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
 
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