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 paper 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.
IBNS attributes a yearly award for the best book concerning numismatic knowledge. Professional Catalogue Of Lebanese Banknotes was granted the second place for the 2020 book of the year. The results were published in IBNS journal 60-3.
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