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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 and 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


July 20, 2014 - The Central Bank of Syria put in circulation new 500 Syrian pounds banklnotes on Sunday. The new banknotes have different color, size and the pictorial designs, showing Syrian Opera House in the front and a mosaic of the first music note in the world in the back. See pictures of the new note in my blog.


July 19, 2014 - The Reserve Bank of Vanuatu began issuing a new series of banknotes beginning with a 10000 Vatu polymer note introduced on 28 July 2010, coinciding with the 30th Anniversary of independence. New 200, 1000 and 2000 Vatu polymer notes were issued on June 9, 2014. Notes denominated in 500 and 5000 Vatu are planned for introduction within two to three years. See pictures of the new notes on my website.


July 15, 2014 - Uganda issued new 5000, 10000 and 50000 Shilling bank notes. The notes are similar to the previous issue except dated 2013. See pictures of the new notes, courtesy Ricardo Castedo, in my blog.


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