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The World of Paper Money

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Great Britain

July 19, 2017 - Bank of England unveiled the design of its new polymer 10 note featuring the world-renowned author, Jane Austen, on the 200th anniversary of her death. See pictures of the new note in my blog.


July 13, 2017 - The Central Bank of Armenia plans to issue a new series of banknotes in 2018 to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of the Armenian dram celebration. The new banknotes will be technically more secure and durable. See details of the new notes in my blog.


July 12, 2017 - Madagascar plans to issue a new series of banknotes with the following denominations: 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, and 20,000 Ariary. The four larger denominations will be issued on July 17, 2017; the four smaller denominations on September 18, 2017. The theme of the series is "Madagascar and its Riches" including economic activities, biodiversity, culture and tourist sites. See pictures of the notes in my blog.


July 2, 2017 - The Syrian Central Bank announced that a new 2,000 Syrian Lira ($3.9) bank note with the face of President Bashar Assad will go into circulation today. This is the first time since he took office 17 years ago that his image appears on Syrian banknotes. See pictures of the new note in my blog.


June 8, 2017 - The National Bank of Georgia unveiled a new design 5 Lari banknote to be released in September, 2017. See pictures of the note 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 July 21, 2017




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