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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


July 28, 2015 - The Bank of Lebanon will issue a new 50,000 Livre polymer banknote on August 1, 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Lebanese army. See pictures of the new note in my blog.


July 27, 2015 - Maldives issues a new 5000 Rufiyaa banknote to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Independence. See pictures of the new note in my blog.


June 30, 2015 - The Central Bank of Syria has put into circulation a new 1,000-pound banknote on June 30, 2015. See pictures of the new note in my blog.

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Last revised August 1, 2015




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