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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


July 19, 2014 - The Reserve Bank of Malawi issued a limited edition 1,000-kwacha note on July 6, 2014 to commemorate 50 Years of Independence. This special commemorative banknote is similar to the previous issue except with "50 Years of Independence" printed at lower right front. See pictures of the new note, courtesy Claudio Marana, on my website.


July 26, 2014 - On August 5, 2014, the National Bank of Poland will issue a 20 Zlotych polymer banknote to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Polish Legions. Up to 50,000 notes will be packaged in a folder and sold at a premium for collectors. See pictures of the new note in my blog.


July 29, 2014 - The Central Bank of Syria put in circulation new 500 Syrian pounds banklnotes on Sunday. The new banknotes have different color, size and the pictorial designs, showing Syrian Opera House in the front and a mosaic of the first music note in the world in the back. See pictures of the new note in my blog.


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