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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 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!


Latest Banknote News


June 30, 2015 - The Central Bank of Syria has put into circulation a new 1,000-pound banknote on June 30, 2015. See pictures of the new note in my blog.


June 29, 2015 - The National Reserve Bank of Tonga launched an upgraded family of banknotes into circulation on June 29, 2015. The six denominations are similar to the previous issue but bearing the portrait of His Majesty King Tupou VI instead of his late Brother King Tupou V. See details in my blog.


June 27, 2015 - The Reserve Bank of India issued a new 100 Rupee note on June 25, 2015. The new note is similar to previous issue except the numerals in the number panels are in ascending size from left to right. See pictures of the new note on my website.

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