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The World of Paper Money

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Latest Banknote News

South Korea

December 22, 2016 - South Korea plans to issue a 2000 Won banknote to commemorate the Winter Olympic Games to be held on February 9-25, 2018 in PyeongChang See picture of the new note in my blog.


December 20, 2016 - Indonesia issued new series of seven banknotes on December 19, 2016 with enhanced security features and new designs of national heroes, traditional dances, and natural sites. See pictures of the note in my blog.


December 15, 2016 - Kyrgyzstan plans to issue three new Series IV banknotes on January 1, 2017. The notes in denominations of 200, 500 and 1000 Som are similar to previous issues, except with revised portraits at left front, round ornament at center front that reveals hidden image of COM when viewed with backlighting, and the year 2016 at lower right back. See pictures of the new notes in my blog.

Saudi Arabia

December 14, 2016 - The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) will issue sixth edition banknotes on December 26, 2016. See pictures of the new notes in my blog.


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.

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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 January 5, 2017




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