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The World of Paper Money

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Latest Banknote News

Switzerland

April 25, 2017 - The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announced that its voting membership has selected Switzerland 50 Franen for the 2016 "Bank Note of the Year Award". See pictures of the new note in my blog.

Fiji

April 21, 2017 - The Reserve Bank of Fiji has unveiled a new 7-dollar banknote commemorating Fiji Rugby sevens gold medal win at the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 5-21, 2016. The notes will be issued on April 21, 2017. See pictures of the notes in my blog.

Canada

April 8, 2017 - The Bank of Canada has unveiled a new commemorative $10 bank note to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation - and it will mark the first time a Canadian woman and an indigenous Canadian have been featured on the country's currency. The new polymer note will be available June 1, 2017. See pictures of the new note in my blog.

Uzbekistan

March 5, 2017 - Uzbekistan plans to issue a 10,000 Sum note on March 10, 2017. The highest denomination currently in circulation is 5000 Sum. The size of the new note is 144 x 78 mm. See pictures of the new notes in my blog.

Ghana

March 3, 2017 - The Bank of Ghana plans to issue a 5 Cedi banknote commemorating its 60th Anniversary on March 7, 2017. See pictures of the note in my blog.

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Synopsis

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
starHyperinflation
starJapanese Invasion Money
starMillennium
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 April 29, 2017

 

 

 

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