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The World of Paper Money

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Latest Banknote News

South Africa

June 20, 2018 - South African Reserve Bank unveils new banknotes to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. The commemorative notes have the same front as the existing issues, but with a young Mandela on back. The notes will be issued on July 18, 2018, and will circulate in parallel with the exiting issues. See pictures of the new notes in my blog.

Northern Ireland

May 24, 2018- Northern Ireland Ulster Bank plans to issue first ever vertical Pound notes in 5 and 10 Pound denominations. The notes will be printed on polymer. See details of the notes in my blog.


May 23, 2018 - Azerbaijan issues a new 200 Manats banknote on May 23, 2018. See picture of the note in my blog.


April 25, 2018- Macedonia plans to replace the existing 10 and 50 Denari paper notes with new polymer notes on May 15, 2018. See picture of the new notes in my blog.


April 12, 2018 - Bolivia plans to issue a new series of banknotes starting from April 2018: 10 Bolivianos - April 2018; 20 Bolivianos - July 2018; 50 Bolivianos - October 2018; 100 Bolivianos - January 2019; 200 Bolivianos - April 2019

See details 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 20, 2018




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