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The World of Paper Money

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Latest Banknote News

Great Britain

September 14, 2016 - The Bank of England issued a 5 Pound polymer banknote featuring Winston Churchill on September 13, 2016. This is the first of a new series of polymer banknotes. A 10 Pound note featuring Jane Austen is scheduled for mid-2017, and a 20 Pound note featuring J.M.W. Turner is expected in 2020. See pictures of the note in my blog.


September 7, 2016 - The National Bank of Ukraine issued a new 20 Hryven banknote on September 1, 2016 to commemorate the 160th birthday of the Ukrainian writer Ivan Franko. See pictures of the note in my blog.


August 22, 2016 - Colombia has issued a new a 50,000 Pesos note on August 19, 2016. The note features Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez in the front. The back shows Natives, Ciudad Perdida (heart of the Tayrona culture in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta). See pictures of the new note in my blog.


August 3, 2016 - The Bank of Thailand will issue a new 500 Baht banknote marking the 7th cycle birthday anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen on August 11, 2016 See picture of the new note in my blog.

European Monetary Union

July 6, 2016 - The European Central Bank unveiled the design of the new 50 euro banknote of the Europa series. The note is to be released into circulation on April 4, 2017. See pictures of the new note 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!


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