Paper Money from The Coin Vault
Did you know as far as the hobby itself, the collecting of paper money dates back to the early to mid-20th century. Today, it’s one of the fastest growing areas of numismatics.
The oldest existing collectible paper note dates from 1368, and is from the Ming Dynasty. This note is huge, measuring approximately 9″ x 13″. Its paper was made from the inner bark of the mulberry tree.
The first true European bank note was issued in 1661 by a private bank in Sweden, while the first paper money in the New World was issued in 1690 in Massachusetts Bay Colony (one of the earliest New England settlements in present-day Massachusetts.)
What makes a bill valuable? Scarcity, condition, demand and circulation.
When you collect through The Coin Vault you have the ear of an expert in Numismatics. Feel free to book an appointment with Poul Matheisen to kick your collection into high gear.