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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

New Zealand

November 20, 2014 - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has unveiled more vibrant and secure bank note designs which will progressively enter circulation next year. See pictures of the new notes in my blog.


November 12, 2014 - Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan unveiled a new 100 Naira banknote today to commemorate Nigeria's 100 years of existence. The front of the banknote features Chief Obafemi Awolowo, same as in the current 100 Naira note. The back features traditional dancers. See pictures of the new note in my blog.

Trinidad and Tobago

October 25, 2014 - The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago will issue a new $50 polymer banknote on October 15, 2014. See details on the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago website.

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