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The World of Paper Money

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Latest Banknote News

Scotland

April 24, 2016 - Scottish poet and novelist Nan Shepherd will appear on a new batch of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) polymer 5 Pound notes.
The writer joins scientist Mary Somerville, who was chosen for the new 10 Pound note in a public poll, meaning women will feature on RBS main issue notes for the first time.
The reverse of the new notes have a nature theme with two mackerel displayed on the 5 Pound note and two otters on the 10 Pound.
The 5 Pound notes will come into circulation later this year, with the 10 Pound notes introduced in 2017.
See pictures of the new banknotes in my blog.

Great Britain

April 23, 2016 - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney revealed JMW Turner, one of Britain's most celebrated painters, will be the latest to feature on the currency, replacing Scottish economist Adam Smith. The note, part of the new polymer series, is due to be released by 2020. See picture of the new note in my blog.

Australia

April 11, 2016 - The Reserve Bank has unveiled the design of Australia's new $5 polymer banknote. The new note, which will be issued into circulation from September, will keep the same basic color, size, and people portrayed as the old fiver, but the design is a bit different. See pictures of the note in my blog.

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Synopsis

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
starHyperinflation
starJapanese Invasion Money
starMillennium
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!

 

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