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The World of Paper Money

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November 14, 2017 - Kyrgyzstan plans to issue a new banknote on November 17, 2017. The new note commemorates the 25th anniversary of independence of Kyrgyzstan and the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the national currency. It has an original design reflecting the history of the formation of Kyrgyz statehood from ancient times to the present day. See pictures of the new note in my blog.


October 26, 2017 - Cambodia puts into circulation new 1000 and 5000 Riels banknotes on October 25, 2017. See details of the new notes in my blog.


October 17, 2017 - Switzerland unveiled a new 10 Franc note of the ninth banknote series. The new note is scheduled for introduction on October 18, 2017. See pictures of the note in my blog.


October 13, 2017 - Russia unveils new Crimea-themed 200 and 2000 Ruble bank notes on October 12, 2017. The new banknotes will immediately go into circulation in Moscow, Crimea and the far east, before being released nationwide by the end of the year. See pictures of the new notes in my blog.


October 3, 2017 - Turkmenistan issued a new series of banknotes to commemorate the 5th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan September 17-27, 2017. See pictures 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 November 22, 2017




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