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The World of Paper Money

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Sri Lanka

January 31, 2018- The Central Bank of Sri Lanka issued a new 1000 Rupees banknote to mark the 70th Anniversary of Independence on April 2, 2018. See pictures of the new note in my blog.


January 18, 2018 - The National Bank of Ukraine has issued a new souvenir banknote to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917 and the first Ukrainian banknote. See pictures of the notes in my blog.


January 13, 2017 - The Central Bank of Mauritania has issued its new Ouguiya currency, consisting of newly denominated banknotes that have dropped a zero from its value. The new polymer banknotes began circulating in Mauritania on January 1, 2018. See pictures of the new note in my blog.


December 25, 2017 - Malaysia launched commemorative banknotes on December 14, 2017 to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Signing of the Federation of Malaysia Independence Agreement. See details of the new notes in my blog.


December 2, 2017 - The Central Bank of Argentina has issued a new 1,000 Pesos banknote on December 1, 2017. 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. 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!


Last revised February 7, 2018




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