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The World of Paper Money

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Recent Acquisitions


Solomon Islands 5 Dollars (2019) Polymer

5 Dollars, (2019) front 5 Dollars, (2019) back


North Korea 200 Won and 500 Won 2008 (2018) Commemorative

200 Won, 2008 (2018) front 200 Won, 2008 (2018) back


Transnistria 1 Ruble 2019 Commemorative

1 Ruble, 2018 front 1 Ruble, 2018 back


Bahamas 3 Dollars (2019)

3 Dollars, (2019) front 3 Dollars, (2019) back


Latest Banknote News


June 13, 2019 - The Central Bank of Venezuela announced that as of June 13, 2019, three new notes will be incorporated into the current series in order to make more efficient payment system and facilitate business transactions. The new notes are 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000 Bolivares, which will begin to circulate gradually. See pictures of the notes in my blog.


June 5, 2019 - Singapore introduced a new 20 Dollar banknote on June 5, 2019 to commemorate Singapore's bicentennial. See pictures of the note in my blog.


June 2, 2019 - Kenya issued a new generation of banknotes on May 31, 2019. All of the new notes bear the image of Kenyatta International Conference Centre in the front. Each banknote has a unique theme in the back to show the richness of the people and nature in Kenya: 50 shillings Green Energy 100 shillings Agriculture 200 shilling Social Services 500 shillings Tourism 1,000 shillings Governance See pictures of the new notes in my blog.


May 31, 2019 - Gambia plans to issue a new series of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Dalasi banknotes in June 2019. The new notes will replace the faces of former President Yahya Jammeh with pictures representing Gambia's historical sites and its rich flora and fauna. See pictures of the new notes in my blog.


May 28, 2019 - Samoa to issue a 10 Tala polymer banknote in June 2019 to commemorate the XVI Pacific Games to be held in Samoa on July 7, 2019. 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.


Last revised June 17, 2019




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