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The World of Paper Money

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Latest Banknote News


October 7, 2016 - The Central Bank of Liberia issued a new series of banknotes on October 6, 2016. The new banknotes retain the portraits of the current series, while enhancing the security. In addition, the new series is printed on a higher quality substrate to guarantee longevity and reduce porosity. The new series also added a new 500 Dollar denomination. See picture of the new note in my blog.


September 28, 2016 - The Central Bank of The Bahamas launched its newest family of banknotes, CRISP Evolution (Counterfeit Resistant Integrated Security Product). The CRISP Evolution family will be released into circulation one denomination at a time, beginning with the issuance of CE $10 on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. See pictures of the new note in my blog.

Great Britain

September 14, 2016 - The Bank of England issued a 5 Pound polymer banknote featuring Winston Churchill on September 13, 2016. This is the first of a new series of polymer banknotes. A 10 Pound note featuring Jane Austen is scheduled for mid-2017, and a 20 Pound note featuring J.M.W. Turner is expected in 2020. See pictures of the note in my blog.


September 7, 2016 - The National Bank of Ukraine issued a new 20 Hryven banknote on September 1, 2016 to commemorate the 160th birthday of the Ukrainian writer Ivan Franko. See pictures of the note in my blog.


August 22, 2016 - Colombia has issued a new a 50,000 Pesos note on August 19, 2016. The note features Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez in the front. The back shows Natives, Ciudad Perdida (heart of the Tayrona culture in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta). 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 October 26, 2016




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