Explore a vast world of discovery with one of the most fascinating areas in numismatics. On this page, you will find CoinWeek’s extensive coverage of world paper money.
Paper money has circulated throughout the world for centuries. The Tang Dynasty of China issued the first currency note in the 7th century. These notes remain highly prized amongst collectors. The Swedes introduced paper money to Europe in 1661. The English printed its first paper money in 1694. France followed suit in 1701. European notes from the the 17th and 18th centuries are artifacts from an age of enormous societal change and industrialization.
Today, currency notes are the engine of everyday commerce throughout the world. Their designs reflect a vast diversity of cultures and histories, while many exalt universal themes encoded in all humanity’s hopes and aspirations.
Articles, Interviews, and Numismatic News
On this page, you’ll find a curated selection of articles about the currency of many nations. From historically important notes from centuries past to the latest high-tech currency releases from Africa, Asia, Europe, and beyond, CoinWeek offers insights and information you will need to enhance your collecting pursuits.