World Banknotes

To World banknote collectors, we offer a wide selection of banknotes from all around the world. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, you’ll find banknotes from almost every corner of the world.

The origins of paper currency date back to 7th Century China during the Tang dynasty. However, true paper money wouldn’t appear until the 11th century. In Europe, the concept of paper money was first introduced by explorers like Marco Polo. As for the production of banknotes in European soil, it was only in 1661 that Sweden issued the first.

Those we don’t have in stock right now, but we have plenty of other equally interesting World Banknotes. On this page, you’ll find them organised by country and by area, as well as some world banknote sets and world banknote collections.

Are you thinking of starting a banknote collection with notes from around the world? If so, a good place to start is our Round the World in Banknotes list. You won’t find a banknote for every single country, but there are at least 232 countries represented. Get one of each and you’re off to a very good start!

Buy World Banknotes Online with Coincraft

Unlike many companies selling banknotes online, we actually own the stock presented on the product pages. So you won’t receive the usual ‘sourced to order’ message from us. What also differentiates us from other online banknote dealers is that we do not sell anything as an investment. We value your online security, and that is why we comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, allowing you to pay safely using Paypal, Visa, and Mastercard.

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Picture of 50 Notes 50 Countries (CF)

50 Notes 50 Countries (CF)

Recently an old dealer friend got in touch. He has been in semi-retirement for several years but the pandemic meant he had time on his hands and, as he put it, he started sorting old stock he had forgotten about. Amongst other things, he offered us a brand new set of 50 Different Uncirculated notes from 50 Different countries and it is fantastic! All are, of course, Uncirculated. We have to admit it would be very difficult for anyone else to put it together today without increasing the price significantly. A wonderful way to turbocharge your country collection.
Picture of Austria 1000 Kronen 1902 P61 GVF-EF

Austria 1000 Kronen 1902 P61 GVF-EF

Although these large 1000 kronen note bear the date 1902, they were actually issued in 1919 (P59 & P61) At the end of the First World War, the Austrian Hungarian Empire was broken up and Austria became an independent Republic. They are densely engraved in blue. The fronts both feature a young girl in a frame with garlands of flowers in her hair. A crowned double headed eagle is at the centre. On one, the back mirrors the front design (P59) while the other has the young girl featured to the left and right with a patterned design below(P61) Available separately or as a pair.
Picture of Falkland Islands £5 1983 P12 Unc

Falkland Islands £5 1983 P12 Unc

Falkland Islands £5 1983 P12a Red Facing portrait Queen Eliz II with vignettes of penguins and walruses/ Views of Port Stanley Unc
Picture of Ireland Central B Lady Lavery £1 Unc

Ireland Central B Lady Lavery £1 Unc

A classic and long-lasting design of the Irish pound was discontinued in 1976.
Picture of Malta, £50 Sterling note, ca. 1888 (PS116)

Malta, £50 Sterling note, ca. 1888 (PS116)

Incredibly rare and unpriced in Pick.
Picture of Russia 100 Roubles 2018 World Cup Commem Polymer Plastic Unc

Russia 100 Roubles 2018 World Cup Commem Polymer Plastic Unc

Russia 100 roubles 2018 P-New Blue and m/c Printed in polymer plastic I Issued to mark World Cup Young boy with football, goalie diving to save ball/ Football. Unc

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