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The World of Paper Money

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Latest Banknote News


June 14, 2016 - The Bank of Guyana issued a new 50 Dollars banknote to commemorate 50 years of independence on May 12, 2016. See picture of the new note in my blog.


May 30, 2016 - The Bank of Thailand has issued commemorative banknotes with a face value of 70 baht to be offered to the public for 100-baht each from June 9, the 70-year anniversary of His Majesty the King's accession to the throne. See pictures of the note in my blog.


April 24, 2016 - Scottish poet and novelist Nan Shepherd will appear on a new batch of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) polymer 5 Pound notes.
The writer joins scientist Mary Somerville, who was chosen for the new 10 Pound note in a public poll, meaning women will feature on RBS main issue notes for the first time.
The reverse of the new notes have a nature theme with two mackerel displayed on the 5 Pound note and two otters on the 10 Pound.
The 5 Pound notes will come into circulation later this year, with the 10 Pound notes introduced in 2017.
See pictures of the new banknotes 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 June 30, 2016




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