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.
 

International Bank Note Society Article and Video Archives

IBNS 2019 Bank Note of the Year Award Goes to Aruba

Founded in 1961, the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) is a non-profit group dedicated to the collection and study of banknotes and other forms...
front, New Zealand 2015 "Brighter Money" Series 7 $5 Banknote

World Paper Money – New Zealand’s New $5 Bill Wins International...

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...

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...

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...

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

The 2015 Raleigh Coin Club Money Expo™, presented by the Raleigh Coin Club (Raleigh, NC), will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday June...
Front, 2014 $50 polymer Trinidad and Tobago bank note

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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

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...