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The World of Paper Money

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Latest Banknote News


October 17, 2017 - Switzerland unveiled a new 10 Franc note of the ninth banknote series. The new note is scheduled for introduction on October 18, 2017. See pictures of the note in my blog.


October 13, 2017 - Russia unveils new Crimea-themed 200 and 2000 Ruble bank notes on October 12, 2017. The new banknotes will immediately go into circulation in Moscow, Crimea and the far east, before being released nationwide by the end of the year. See pictures of the new notes in my blog.


October 3, 2017 - Turkmenistan issued a new series of banknotes to commemorate the 5th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan September 17-27, 2017. See pictures of the notes in my blog.

São Tomé e Príncipe

September 4, 2017 - The Banco Central de São Tomé e Príncipe unveiled new banknote series to celebrate the bank's 25th anniversary. The notes were designed and printed by De La Rue to showcase wildlife that typified São Tomé e Príncipe. The four largest denominations include a range of security features such as Depth Image holograms and StarChrome Color Shift Thread. The two smallest denominations are printed on Safeguard polymer substrate. The new notes are expected to be introduced on January 1, 2018. See pictures of the new note in my blog.


August 24, 2017 - The Reserve Bank of India announced that a new 200 Rupee denomination will enter the banking system beginning August 25, 2017. See details 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 18, 2017




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