Welcome to my blog for worldwide Banknotes, Coins and Numismatic related collections.............Numismatics is the study or collection of currency including paper money, coins, tokens and related objects. The discipline also includes the broader study of money and other payment media used to resolve debts and the exchange of goods........"The artwork on a country's currency usually contains historical and cultural references and is a source of national pride"

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Federal Republic of Somalia

Frederal Republic of Somalia 2011, 1000 (one thousand) Shillings (SOS)

Somalia, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, the Gulf of Aden to the north and Indian Ocean to the east. During the Middle Ages, several powerful Somali empires dominated the regional trade, including the Ajuran Empire, the Adal Sultanate, the Warsangali Sultanate and the Geledi Sultanate.

French Republic

French Republic 1976, 10 (ten) Franc (FRF)

France has been a major power in Europe since the Late Middle Ages, reaching the height of global prominence during the 19th and early 20th century, when it possessed the second-largest colonial empire in the world. The oldest traces of human life in what is now France date from approximately 1.8 million years ago.

Argentine Republic

Republic of Argentina, 1 (one) Peso (ARS)

Argentina, is a federal republic in southeastern South America. Its bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay. The earliest human presence in the area is dated from the Paleolithic period. The Spanish colonization began in 1512. The declaration and fight for independence (1810 - 1818) was followed by an extended civil war that lasted until 1861.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Kingdom of Bahrain

Kingdom of Bahrain, 1 (one) Dinar (BHD)

Bahrain, is a small island country near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. Bahrain was one of the earliest areas to convert to Islam in 628 AD. Following a period of Arab rule, Bahrain was occupied by Portuguese in 1521 then followed by Shah Abbas I of the Safavid empire.

Commonwealth of Dominica

The Commonwealth of Dominica 1988, 5 (five) Peso (DOP)

Dominica, is an island nation in the Lesser Antilles. Christoper Columbus named the island after the day of the week on which he spotted it, a Sunday (dominica, in Latin) in 1493. In the hundred years after Columbus's landing, Dominica remained isolated.

Republic of Liberia

Republic of Liberia 2003, 10 (ten) Dollars (LRD)

Liberia, is a country in West Africa bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ivory Coast. Liberia is the only country in Africa founded by United States colonization while occupied by native Africans. In 1847 this new country became the Republic of Liberia.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Independent State of Samoa

Independent State of Samoa, 2 (two) Tala (WST), Plastic Note (Polymer)

Samoa, formerly known as Western Samoa. It became independent from New Zealand in 1962. Contact with Europeans began in the early 18th century. Jacob Roggeveen, a Dutchman was the first known European to sight the Samoan islands in 1722.

Kingdom of Bhutan

Kingdom of Bhutan 2006, 1 (one) Ngultrum (BTN)

Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia located at the eastern end of the Himalayas. It is bordered to the north by China and to the south, east and west by India. Much of early Bhutanese history is unclear because most of the records were destroyed when fire ravaged the ancient capital, Punakha, in 1827.

Macau (Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China)

Macau 2005, 10 (ten) Patacas (MOP)

Macau, is one of the two Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Macau lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across from Hong Kong. A former Portuguese colony, Macau was administrated by Portugal from the mid-16th century until late 1999, when it was the last remaining European colony in Asia.

Kingdom of Sweden

Kingdom of Sweden 1978, 5 (five) Kronor (SEK)

Germanic peoples have inhabited Sweden since prehistoric times, emerging into history as the Gotar and Svear tribes and contributing to the sea peoples known as the Vikings. In the 17th and early 18th century, the country expanded its territories to form the Swedish Empire and grew to be one of the great powers of Europe.