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The World of Paper Money

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Special Exhibits



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
starBanknote Vignettes
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!


Latest Banknote News

Solomon Islands

April 10, 2015 - The Central Bank of Solomon Islands has issued a new $100 banknote today. This note is the second denomination of the new series, following the $50 launched in September 2013. See pictures of the new note in my blog.


April 2, 2015 - The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran has announced that it intends to issue a 50,000 rials note to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the founding of the University of Tehran in the Spring of 2015. See pictures of the new note in my blog.


March 31, 2015 - The Bank of Thailand will issue a 100 Baht banknote to commemorate Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's 5th Cycle Birthday on April 2, 2015. See pictures of the new notes in my blog.

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Last revised April 16, 2015




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