Obsolete notes and scrip were issued by thousands of issuers with a dizzying array of different denominations and designs. To complicate things, counterfeiters and other criminals had a field day producing counterfeits and other types of fraudulent notes. The best resources and references will vary depending on the area of interest to collectors.
The new 100-yuan is quite pleasing to look at. It'll be released in November of this year.
Two local currencies in England, the Bristol Pound and the Brixton Pound, feature colorful, attractive designs.
Some drastic changes will be coming to the Federal Reserve $10 note
These rejected designs are quite unique
The new millennium brought continued change to images of the queen on paper money.
It is easy to trace the graceful, maturing image of the queen through the vast array of bank notes issued in her honor.
The earliest note depicting the future queen is from Canada. Collectors will find young Princess Elizabeth on the Bank of Canada $20 notes issued in 1935.
As Queen Elizabeth II is poised to make history for her lengthy reign, she likely has appeared in the single largest number of different bank note designs.