06 Feb 2020

The Devil Made Me Do It

Paper Money-World | Mokester

Queen Elizabeth II was in her second year of reign when Canada issued their first series of bank notes with her image on the right obverse. Unlike the United States, the Canadian Bills have the same portrait on each denomination. This first series of 1954 had $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, and $1,000 dollar denominations and besides their Queen Elizabeth portraits, they also all shared a devilish detail.

10 May 2019


Paper Money-World | Longstrider

Today I would like to show you the newest addition to my Nikola Tesla numismatic collection. As you can see below in the photos, please check them out, it is a 2013 Serbia issued 100 Dinar banknote, with Tesla’s pictures on it. I have already written a blog on the Tesla silver coins, February 20, 2019, please check it out also. In it I describe many of this genius’ life changing inventions we use today. I will not repeat them here. Instead I will just concentrate on this note.

12 Aug 2018

COUNTERFEIT Philippines Emergency WWII Note And Japanese PESOS?

Paper Money-World | Jonas's Coins

I mainly collect United States coins and paper money, but I have inherrited a TON of foreign coins and currency, a lot of it being World War II Era. Below are two very interesting Philliphino banknotes my Great-Grandfather collected while in the World War II era Philliphines.

11 Apr 2018

Hell Bank Notes

Paper Money-World | YoungNumismitist

My neighbor (who gets talked about a lot but doesn't do all my collecting) gave me 3 Chinese Hell Bank Notes. I was perplexed, for I had never heard of such a thing before. And what an odd name, I thought. After he explained what they were for, I was very interested. A few days later, The Numismatist (Issue unknown but I will find it) arrived in my mailbox with more about the shells used as well as the notes. I am interested in hearing more about these notes if anyone has information.

14 Jan 2018

**2018 Mongolian Lunar Year Of The Dog**

Paper Money-World | Kepi

This was a early gift from my husband in celebration of my birthday for 2018 Year Of The Dog. It's also the first Silver Note issued by Mongolia and the first with a lunar dog, featuring the Mongol Bankhar. Now you might ask yourself that's nice, but why Mongolia? Well a few years ago I sent in a DNA test through Ancestry.com and to my really "white girl" surprise I found out that I have alot of Mongolian in me! How cool is that I thought!!! How exciting...perhaps a long distant relative of Genghis Khan??? ; ) Okay, so now back to this wonderful note. The reverse shows a colorful version of the Mongol Bankhar with a graphic background along with the face value. The obverse shows the Mongolian coat of arms along with the face value, Silver content (5 grams) and the mintage of 5,000 pieces. This note is so beautiful, it just shimmers with the silver running through it! I have been researching this great dog as well. He is a must for the Mongolian Nomad people as he protects, herds, and is such an important part of their family and lifestyle. If you'd like to learn more about these dogs I found a great web-site www.bankhar.org. Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you enjoyed it!

06 Nov 2017


Paper Money-World | Longstrider

Today I thought I would share another pick-up I found in my coin dealers bargain world currency bin. Below are 2 photos of a Bulgarian 3 Leva note. The word leva translates to "Lion". This note was printed in Moscow and was in use from May 1952 till march 1962. This was during the period Bulgaria was under communist, USSR, rule. That period ended in 1962. Briefly, Bulgaria is a Baltic nation that lies above Romania. Most of the Balkan countries seem to spend a great deal of their history in war or preparing for war. The capitol is Sofia. This note measures 120 x 60 mm. The front shows the Coat of Arms of Bulgaria. The back shows hands holding a hammer and sickle. It also has a watermark that are the capital letters, in Cyrillic, of the Bulgarian National Bank, "BNB" and State treasury Ticket. This particular note is in BU condition.. A unique piece of history I lived through. I look forward to your comments. Thanks for looking!

29 Oct 2017


Paper Money-World | Longstrider

I saw this at my coin store while going through one of his "bargain" boxes. He keeps a few of these bargain bins for people to go through. Everyone seems to love them. Anyway, I saw this huge note and had to check it out more thoroughly. Only one way to do a good job of that. Buy it!! It is large, 10' X 4 3/4". That's about 260 mm X 122 mm.. I have found, while researching this note that there are quite a few around but most have been folded.. The front features the Imperial Russian Coat of Arms in addition to a transparent water mark of Catherine the Great This is one of the best watermarks I have ever seen or maybe I should say not seen. It really needs to be held up to a bright light to see it. Once that is done, it is amazing how much detail is in it. The back has a portrait of the Tzarista along with an allegorical male figure. Most of this series was issued prior to or encompassing World War 1, during Russia's huge inflationary period. I am working on a friend to come back from her honeymoon to read the Cyrillic for me. I'll let you know. This note had a cash value, in gold, of 50 1910 US dollars. Quite a chunk of change back then! I learned quite a bit about the history of this note and Russia from something that caught my eye in a bargain bin! I hope you enjoy the pictures and history lesson. Thanks for looking. I look forward to your comments.


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