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The World of Paper Money

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Latest Banknote News


October 4 2018 - The Central Bank of the Bahamas has just issued a 20 dollars denomination of the CRISP Evolution series of banknotes. 1 and 10 dollars of the series are already in circulation. The remaining 1/2 and 3 dollars are to be released in 2019. See pictures of the note in my blog.

European Union

September 17, 2018 - European Union unveiled the new 100 and 200 Euro banknotes on September 17, 2018. The new banknotes complete the second series of euro banknotes, the Europa series, and will enter into circulation on May 28, 2019. See picture of the new note in my blog.

Eastern Caribbean States

September 135, 2018 - The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank plans to issue a new series of banknotes in mid-2019. The new series will feature new designs in vertical format and printed on polymer. See pictures of the new notes in my blog.


August 28, 2018 - The Bank of Mexico plans to release a new family of banknotes starting with a 500 Pesos note on August 28, 2018. The new notes feature improved security, greater durability, as well as designs which represent the historical identity and natural heritage of the country. See pictures of the new note in my blog.

Hong Kong

July 26, 2018- Hong Kong unvieled a new 2018 series of banknotes to be issued by the three note-issuing banks in 5 denominations. See details of the notes in my blog.

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This site is all about paper money. Most people associate money with earning and spending. Very few consider money as an art object or a collectable item. Only in the last several decades has paper money collecting as a hobby become more popular. Modern banknotes are very attractive and colorful, especially in uncirculated conditions favored by collectors. This site features over 2400 notes from 314 countries.

The banknotes are showcased in 7 major galleries by geographical regions. You can also find any particular country under country index. In addition, there are 9 special exhibits:

starBanknote of the Year
starHybrid Polymer
starJapanese Invasion Money
starPolymer Plastic
starQueen Elizabeth II
starU. S. Obsoletes

You will also find some interesting information related to paper money:

starBanknote collectors directory
starBanknote dealers directory
starBanknote news archive
starFancy number banknotes
starIs my money worth anything?
starPaper money trivia
starReplicas of U. S. obsoletes
starWho use euro?

I hope you enjoy your visit. On your way out, you may want to stop by My Store to check out the banknotes I have for sale. This site changes frequently. So come back soon you hear!


Last revised October 20, 2018




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