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The World of Paper Money

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United Arab Enirates

December 9, 2018 - The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates issued a 100 Dirhams polymer banknote as part of the 47th National Day celebrations to commemorate the life of the UAE's Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. See pictures of the new note in my blog.


December 9, 2018 - The Bank of Mauritius issued a new 2,000 Rupee polymer banknote on December 5, 2018 to replace the current paper ones which will cease to be legal tenders by February 1, 2019. See pictures of the note in my blog.

Papua New Guinea

December 9, 2018 - The Bank of Papua New Guinea issued a 100 Kina polymer banknote on November 17, 2018 to commemorate the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting. See pictures of the note in my blog.


December 6, 2018 - Guernsey issued a 20 Pounds banknote on November 8, 2018 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Great War (WWI 1918-2018) See picture of the new note in my blog.


December 4, 2018 - Armenia started to put into circulation a new series of polymer banknotes. 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000 Dram notes were issued on November 22, 2018. 1,000, 2,000 and 5,000 Dram notes will be released on December 25, 2018. See pictures of the new notes 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 December 9, 2018




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