IBNS Banknote of the Year

Posted on 12/19/2017

The IBNS will announce the winner of the 2017 Bank Note of the Year Award in April 2018.

Once again the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) is recognizing the best circulating banknote of the year.

The criteria for a banknote to be chosen are:

  • The note must have been issued to the public during 2017
  • The note needed to be submitted to the IBNS Journal
  • The note has to be circulating currency (no specimens are allowed)
  • The note has to have artist merit with imaginative designs and show good use of color
  • Design features that utilize modern security will be taken into consideration.

If more than one note from the same family of banknotes share features or security elements, only one note will be eligible for nomination. In order to vote you need to be a member. Voting will close on January 31, 2018. The winner will be announced April 2018.

And the nominees are…

Australia

Australia 10 Dollars, front (left), back (right)
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Canada

Canada 10 Dollars, front (left), back (right)
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Fiji

Fiji 7 Dollars, front (left), back (right)
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Georgia

Georgia 5 Lari, front (left), back (right)
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Gibraltar

Gibraltar £100, front (left), back (right)
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Great Britain

Great Britain £10, front (left), back (right)
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India

India 200 Rupees, front (left), back (right)
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Israel

Israel 100 Shekel, front (left), back (right)
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Madagascar

Madagascar 20,000 Ariary, front (left), back (right)
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Mexico

Mexico 100 Pesos, front (left), back (right)
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Norway

Norway 100 Kroner, front (left), back (right)
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Russia

Russia 2000 Rubles, front (left), back (right)
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Scotland

Scotland £10, front (left), back (right)
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Switzerland

Switzerland 10 Francs, front (left), back (right)
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