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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 and 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


September 16, 2014 - The Central bank of Iraq has issued a new design 10,000 Dinars banknote with increased security features on August 7, 2014. See pictures of the new note on my website.


September 10, 2014 - Turkmenistan issued new 1, 50 and 100 Manat notes. The notes are similar to previous issue except with enhanced security features and dated 2014. See pictures of the new 50 and 100 Manat notes on my website.


September 6, 2014 - Transnistria issued 1, 5, 10 and 25 Ruble banknotes on August 22, 2014 to commemorate the 20th Anniversay of national currency. Only 2,020 copies of each denomination were sold in folders. The notes are similar to the regular 2012 issues except with a commemorative overprint over the watermark area at front lower right. See pictures of the new notes on my website.


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