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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
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


November 23, 2015 - The Bank of Israel will issue a new 200 Sheqalin banknote, the second denomination issued in the new series, during December 2015. The precise date will be announced in the next few days. See pictures of the new note in my blog.


November 17, 2015 - The Central Bank of Oman issued a new 1 Rial banknote on November 18, 2015 to commemorate the 45th Anniversary of National Day. See pictures of the note on my website.


November 13, 2015 - The Central Bank of Iraq introduces a 50,000 Dinars banknote, the highest denomination ever printed. See pictures of the new note on my website.

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