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.

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 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 front features a young girl in a frame with garlands of flowers in her hair. while the back features a young girl to the left and right with a patterned design below (P61).

Collections of Different World Banknotes in Unc

We are delighted to offer NEW World Banknote Collections, put together by a dealer friend in Belgium who had time on his hands during the pandemic. All the notes are Uncirculated and are a great way to start or boost your world banknote collection. The collections comprises of 50 (£18.50), 100 (£42.50), 200 (£95.00), or 500 (£245.00) different world banknotes. Some notes in the selections will come from the same country but ALL are in Crisp Uncirculated condition. Great value and all in Uncirculated.
From £18.50
Picture of Malta, £50 Sterling note, ca. 1888 (PS116)

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

Incredibly rare and unpriced in Pick.

Sets of Uncirculated notes from different countries

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 brand new sets of 50 (£49.50), 100 (£120.00), and 150 (£275.00) different Uncirculated notes all from 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.
From £49.50

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