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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


March 19, 2014 - Central Bank of Tunisia issued a new 5 Dinars banknote on March 17, 2014. The main features of the note are as follows: Size: 143 mm x 73 mm. Dominant color: Green. Front: City of Carthage; Carthaginian general, Hannibal wearing helmet. Back: Carthaginian ships. The new notes circulate concurrently with other notes currently in circulation. See pictures of the new note, on my blog.


March 15, 2014 - Seychelles issues an uncut sheet of 28 10 Rupees banknotes to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Central Bank of Seychelles. The note is similar to the 2013 issue but with "35th Anniversary Central Bank of Seychelles" overprint on watermark area at right front. Available only in sheets of 28 notes. See pictures of the new note, on my blog.

European Monetary Union

January 14, 2014 - The Euopean Central Bank unveiled new Europa series 10 Euro note on 13 January 2014. The new note will start circulating on 23 September 2014. See pictures of the new note on my blog.


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