About Me



Hi, my name is Tom Chao. My hobby is collecting paper money from different countries of the world.

I have been collecting paper money since 1991. My goal is to collect at least one note from each issuing country of the world. I started my collection with a mail order package of 50 different uncirculated world banknotes I bought for $9.95. My earlier purchases were notes selling for under a dollar each. Gradually, however, I began to add more expensive notes. Eventually as I become a more advanced collector, I got rid of most of those "penny" banknotes. I bought my notes mostly online from dealers and auction houses.

My blog, Some Interesting Facts About Paper Money, offers timely articles and commentaries on paper money related topics.




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