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The World of Paper Money

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Latest Banknote News


December 8, 2016 - Venezuela plans to issue a new series of six banknotes. The first denomination to be issued on December 15, 2016 will be the 500 Bolivares. This will be followed by 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000 and 20000 Bolivares on later dates. See pictures of the notes in my blog.


December 8, 2016 - Colombia issued a new 10,000 Peso banknote on December 7, 2016. This note is the sixth and the last of the new series. See picture of the new note in my blog.


November 23, 2016 - Nicaragua will issue a new 1000 Cordoba banknote on January 2, 2017. The releasing of this banknote completes the 2014 (2015) series which now includes 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 córdobas. See pictures of the note in my blog.


November 23, 2016 - Nicaragua will issue a new 1000 Cordoba banknote on December 1, 2016 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of poet Rubén Darío. See pictures of the new note in my blog.


November 15, 2016 - The National Bank of Kazakhstan will issue a 10,000 Tenge note on December 1, 2016 honoring President Nursultan Nazarbayeb. See pictures of the new note in my blog.

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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!


Last revised December 9, 2016




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