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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


May 19, 2015 - The Central Bank of the Republic of Guinea has introduced a new 20,000 Franc banknote on May 11, 2015. The new denomination is twice as large as the current 10,000 Franc note. See pictures of the new notes in my blog.


May 11, 2015 - Cambodia issued a new banknote on May 7, 2015 to commemorate the 62th birthday of King Norodom Sihamoni. See pictures of the new note on my website.


May 2, 2015 - Burundi unveiled a new family of 500, 2000, 5000 and 10000 Francs banknotes on April 29, 2015. See pictures of the new note on my website.

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