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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 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!


Latest Banknote News


September 1, 2015 - Transnistria issued 1, 5, 10 and 25 Ruble banknotes on August 27, 2015 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Pridnestrovskaya Moldavskaya Respublica. Only 2,525 copies of each denomination were sold in folders. The notes are similar to the regular 2012 issues except with a commemorative overprint over the watermark area at front lower right. See pictures of the new notes on my website.


August 18, 2015 - The Bank of Thailand will issue a new 1000 Baht note on August 21, 2015. The new banknote has enhanced security features to facilitate authentication by machine as well as the general public, including the visually impaired. The color and size of this new note remain unchanged. See pictures of the new note in my blog.


August 18, 2015 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore unveiled a set of six commemorative banknotes today to mark Singapore's 50 years of nation-building. The notes to be issued on August 20, 2015 comprise a $50 polymer note and five $10 polymer notes. See pictures of the new notes in my blog.

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