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The World of Paper Money

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Great Britain

October 11, 2019 - The Bank of England unveiled a new 20 Pound polymer banknote featuring artist JMW Turner. The note will be issued on February 20, 2020. See pictures of the new note in my blog.


October 9, 2019 - Cambodia to issue a new 15,000 Rial banknote on October 29, 2019 to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the Coronation of King Norodom Sihamoni. See picturs of the new note in my blog.


September 23, 2019 - The National Bank of Poland plans to issue a 19 Zlotych banknote on October 2, 2019 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Polish Security Printing Works. See pictures of the new note in my blog.


August 23, 2019 - Morocco will issue a new 20 Dirhams polymer banknote in September to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of King Mohammed VI accession to the throne. See pictures of the note in my blog.


August 3, 2019 - The National Bank of Romania plans to issue a new 20 Lei banknote in 2020 honoring Ecaterina Teodoroiu, a fallen heroine of the First World War. See detail 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. This site changes frequently. I'm looking forward to see you soon.


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