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February 23, 2019 - The Reserve Bank of Australia revealed the design of the new $20 polymer banknote, which will be released into general circulation in October 2019. As with the existing banknote, the new $20 features portraits of Mary Reibey and Reverend John Flynn. See pictures of the new note in my blog.


February 20, 2019 - The Central Bank of Libya has Launched a new 1 Dinar polymer banknote to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the revolution. See pictures of the new note in my blog.

Czech Republic

February 3, 2019 - The Czech National Bank issued two 100 Korun banknotes to commemorate "100 Years of Czechoslovak Koruna". The first note has the same design as the currently circulating 100 Korun note except with the addition of a commemorative overprint on the front. The second note was the result of a design competition featuring the portrait of Alois Rasin, the first Minister of Finance of Czechoslovakia. See pictures of the new notes in my blog.


February 2, 2019 - The Central Bank of the Bahamas has just issued a 1/2 dollar denomination of the CRISP Evolution series of banknotes. 1, 10 and 20 dollars of the series are already in circulation. The remaining 3 dollars will be released later in 2019. See pictures of the note in my blog.


January 25, 2019 - The Central Bank of Sudan plans to issue high denomination banknotes in early 2019 to ease a liquidity crisis exacerbated by inflation. 100 and 200 Pound notes will be issued in mid-January and the 500 Pound note in February. See pictures of the 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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