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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 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


March 27, 2015 - Argentina unveiled a new 100 peso banknote paying tribute to the mothers and grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo who stood up to the the country's military dictatorship. The date of issue has not been announced. See pictures of the new note in my blog.


March 23, 2015 - The Clydesdale Bank has issued 5 Pound polymer banknotes to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Forth Bridge. The polymer note is smaller than the paper note of the same denomination currently in circulation. See details in my blog.


March 9, 2015 - Ukraine issued a new 100 Hryvnia note with improved security on March 9, 2015. The note is dated 2014. See pictures of the new notes on my website.

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Last revised March 29, 2015




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