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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


September 27, 2014 - The Central Bank of Myanmar will introduce a new Ks 5,000 bank note on October 1, 2014 in order to prevent counterfeiting. See pictures of the new note in my blog.

European Union

September 23, 2014 - The new Euro 10 banknote enters circulation on September 23, 2014. The new note is similar to the previous issue but with a slight design change and improved security features. See pictures of the new note on my website.

North Korea

September 20, 2014 - North Korea issued a new 5000 Won note, dated 2013 (2014). The new note replaces the portrait of Kim Il Sung, the founder of North Korea, with houses in Mangyongdae (birthplace of Kim Il Sung). The back depicts the International Friendship Exhibition building in Mt. Myohyang. See pictures of the new note on my website.


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