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Colorful paper money- wow

Today at the ANA show my 7 year old son picked these up today for a couple of bucks each. Impressive notes. Any good place to find notes like these on the internet so I can get him some more?

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  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 11,605 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yup, they sure are colorful, I like it, thanks for sharing !!! :)

  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 9,370 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 1, 2019 11:46AM


    Like that currency. First time seeing an Antarctic exchange dollar.

  • lettowlettow Posts: 187 ✭✭✭

    The note from South Africa is the only note you have pictured that is actual money. The others are all fantasy notes. They are attractive and there are collectors of these notes but they are made to sell to collectors and not for commerce.

  • TheRavenTheRaven Posts: 4,058 ✭✭✭

    My 7 year old son just thinks they are cool and he wanted them. At a couple of dollars each he was more then happy with his purchase.

    Not surprising they would not be for commerce.

    Collection under construction: VG Barber Quarters & Halves
  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 23,668 ✭✭✭✭✭

    way cool i like

  • element159element159 Posts: 426 ✭✭✭

    You can find these on eBay. I agree that the fantasy ones are nice looking, but as lettow notes they are not actual money but only art. I do have a few where I liked the design. Collect what you like!

  • lettowlettow Posts: 187 ✭✭✭

    My favorite fantasy note.

  • TheRavenTheRaven Posts: 4,058 ✭✭✭

    Sharp, I like the train on the back.

    Collection under construction: VG Barber Quarters & Halves
  • JBKJBK Posts: 9,865 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are lots of great looking notes out there for not too much money. Your son should have a lot if fun searching for things of interest.

  • TheRavenTheRaven Posts: 4,058 ✭✭✭

    He likes lots of color, especially if blue.

    It is perfect because like you said they can be cheap.

    Collection under construction: VG Barber Quarters & Halves
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  • Hey,
    Those notes are actually very beautiful. I do collect some foreign currency and and someone had sent me these as a gift actually!
    Hope you like them :wink:

  • axelrichaxelrich Posts: 43 ✭✭

    Colorful, I like them....

  • USSID17USSID17 Posts: 1,264 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 18, 2021 9:43AM

    Here's are a few. Nowhere near as colorful as yours though! The artwork is pronominal on these things!!
    Thanks for posting!

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  • Serial_no_8Serial_no_8 Posts: 154 ✭✭✭

    Not a big fan of the fantasy genre though I have heard that the Disney Dollars seem to attract quite a crowd. Also there seems to be no end to the Zero Euros so I'm sure they must have a strong following:
    Really like the Solomon Islands, especially the older series which have the larger formats for the larger denominations, such as this P-17 50 Dollars:

    The Madagascar, English, Slovakia & Russian notes are pretty colourful. I have a soft spot for Italy & would love to pick up some more besides this first prefix P-103a 2000 Lira:

    Finally, when I think of colourful currency, I think Trinidad's recent $50. Here's their commemorative P-54 2014 version:

  • USSID17USSID17 Posts: 1,264 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some phenomenal artwork there Serial_no_8!

  • cashhoundcashhound Posts: 46 ✭✭✭
    edited July 21, 2021 2:37PM

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 9,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice colors!

  • Serial_no_8Serial_no_8 Posts: 154 ✭✭✭

    @USSID17 said:
    Some phenomenal artwork there Serial_no_8!

    -Thanks, yes love the art work, especially on those 3 countries!

    Love the Brazilian & Jamaican adds "Cashound" & was thinking about picking one of those up but got this P-167a 10 Cruzeiros instead:

    I worked & lived in Jamaica between 1995 & 96 but the only Ones & Two Dollar notes I saw were filthy rags (they'd been retired for coins a decade ago but a few would show up up from time to time). So I really wanted a One Dollar banknote (but have yet to find a $2 I'm happy with. So here's P-59b from 1976, before they dated them):

    I actually had no idea the backs were so bright green b/c the only ones I saw were such soiled rags when I lived there.

  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 7,104 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Colour on banknotes is nothing new, but back in the day it tended to be a realm of the high value notes like this one from Scotland:

    A Waterlow and Sons printing from 1944. At that time this note was the equivalent of approximately $96.

    In memory of my kitty Seryozha 14.2.1996 ~ 13.9.2016 and Shadow 3.4.2015 - 16.4.21
  • USSID17USSID17 Posts: 1,264 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice banknotes gents!

  • Serial_no_8Serial_no_8 Posts: 154 ✭✭✭

    "_A Waterlow and Sons printing from 1944. _"
    -what a beauty "SaorAlba." All the large formatted examples you've posted thus far -gorgeous eye candy here.

    I also like the colonial African & French banknotes. France always had a tradition of artistic banknotes:

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