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The World of Paper Money

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Great Britain

February 5, 2016 - The Bank of England will be replacing traditional paper notes with polymer over the next few years. A new 5 Pound polymer note will be issued this September, followed by a 10 Pound polymer note in 2017 and a 20 Pound polymer note by 2020.

The notes will still have a portrait of the Queen on the front, but they will be about 15% smaller. The 5 Pound note will have a picture of Sir Winston Churchill on the back and the 10 Pound note will feature Jane Austen. Designs for the 20 Pound note will be unveiled later this year, while no decision has yet been made on the 50 note Pound. See pictures of the new notes in my blog.


January 31, 2016 - Following complaints that the 100 Piso and 1,000 Piso bills seem to look alike, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will release on Monday 1 February 2016 100 Piso banknotes with a stronger violet color. See picture of the new note in my blog.


January 26, 2016 - The Maldives Monetary Authority issues a new series of polymer banknotes dated 5 October 2015. The new notes feature different aspects of Maldivian lives. See pictures of the new notes on my website.

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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 February 6, 2016




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