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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


December 18, 2014 - Iran issued a 20,000 Rial note on December 15, 2014. The note is similar to previous issue except with a new building on the back. See pictures of the new note on my website.


December 18, 2014 - Hungary issued a 10,000 Forint note on September 2, 2014. The note is similar to previous issues except with new color scheme and improved security features. See pictures of the new note on my website.

Dominican Republic

December 17, 2014 - Domincano Republic issued a new 2000 Pesos Dominicanos note with enhanced security features and redesigned image on October 2, 2014. See pictures of the new notes on my website.

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