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  1. If you have a banknote website that you would like to be included in my Banknote Collectors and Dealers Directory, please let me know. http://tomchao.com/directory.html Several members' website links were removed recently because of broken links. If you have a new url and would like to be included in my directory, let me know.
  2. I'm inspired by Scottishmoney's Pretty Girls on Banknotes. Here's my rendition of similar vignettes. http://tomchao.com/vignettes.html
  3. Front: Republican National Convention logo at left, photo of Palin at center, and “Republican National Convention Saint Paul, Minnesota September 1-4, 2008” overprints over the Treasury seal at right, the serial numbers consisting of the two letter abbreviation for Minnesota followed by the date of the last day of the Convention, and the names of the presidential and vice presidential nominees at bottom left and right Back: Sarah Palin making her acceptance speech in the Excel Energy Center on September 3, 2008 This novelty banknote commemorates a very special occasion that for t
  4. I created this 10 trillion dollar novelty note with one thing in mind - my contribution to pay off our $9.6 trillion national debt. Like Paris Hilton said, problem solved!
  5. By Nutmegcollector I created this novelty banknote to commemorate an historical event that for the first time in our nation’s history, an African-American becomes the presidential nominee for a major political party. Whether he would win the election on November 4th to become the 44th President of the Unites States has yet to be seen. Front: Portrait of Barack Obama at center, Obama campaign logo at left, “Democratic National Convention Denver, Colorado August 25-28 2008” overprints at right over the treasury seal, the serial number consisting of the two letter initials for the State
  6. yeah, if they don't fix the economy, we may see the $100 billion notes back as the NEW $100 billion soon.
  7. On August 1, 2008 Zimbabwe issued a new series of banknotes, dropping 10 zeros. Actually Zimbabwe just issued a new $5 trillion dollar note disguised as $500. If you consider the 3 zeros dropped on August 2006, this $500 is really equal to $5 quadrillion (15 zeros) pre-2006 dollars.
  8. Zimbabwe Update July 25, 2008 A serious cash shortage has hit Zimbabwe as the country’s economic crisis worsens each day amid reports that the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe RBZ has completely run out of paper to print new bank notes. Sources say the central bank is already mooting the introduction of a 500 billion dollar special agro cheque but the shortage of paper remains an insurmountable challenge. The central bank has set $100 billion as the maximum cash withdrawal limit per day. This is enough only to buy a box of matches.
  9. This note is the highest denomination banknote currently in circulatation. This note also has the most zeros (11) printed on the note. The only other note has 11 zeros is Yugoslavia 500,000,000,000 Dinars 1993.
  10. Zimbabwe Introduces $100 Billion Banknotes HARARE, Zimbabwe (CNN) July 19, 2008 Zimbabwe's troubled central bank introduced new $100 billion banknotes Saturday in a desperate bid to ease the recurrent cash shortages plaguing the inflation-ravaged economy. The new bills officially come into circulation Monday, although they were already on the foreign currency dealers market Saturday. As high as they are, though, the new bills still aren't enough to buy a loaf of bread. They can only buy four oranges. The new note is equal to just one U.S. dollar
  11. Zimbabwe Cost of Living Update (July 17, 2008): Official annual inflation rate had surged to a record 2.2 million percent, way lower than independent analysts’ projections but still the highest in the world. An average family of six people requires at least 13 trillion Zimbabwe dollars (US$500 at the official exchange rate) a month to meet basic needs such as food, rent and transport costs. The amount translates to just over US$50 a month if converted at the black market exchange rate. An average employee earns 100 billion Zimdollars a month, way below poverty line, and most w
  12. My latest novelty banknote project was this Presidents of the United States series. This series of forty-two $1 notes features all the Presidents of the United States from George Washington to George W. Bush. The portraits were adapted from the original paintings by Chas Fagan for C-SPAN's 20th Anniversary Television Series, American Presidents: Life Portraits March-December 1999. The seal of the President of the Unites States is shown on the left side of the portrait. The serial number is composed of the president's initials, the year of birth followed by the year of death.
  13. Since 1974, UK has adopted the American convention of calling 1,000 million a billion. Other European countries called 1,000 million a milliard. Zimbabwe, being a former British colony, follows the British tradition.
  14. Here are the three Zimbabwe 5, 25 and 50 billion dollar agro checks. I wouldn't be surprised even higher denominations to come out in the months ahead.
  15. Hey Dave, that's pretty good. Solid number too! Glad I got you interested.
  16. Yes, to be fair, I have to put up the Republican Party nominee John McCain. Solid eights serial numbers for See323
  17. I have been dabbling with my new novelty banknote creator to make my own banknotes for fun. I picked Barack Obama to be the subject of my first fun notes. Although there are a few more primaries left, Senator Obama most likely will be the Democratic Party nominee for President. Whether he will beat John McCain to be the first black President of the United States has yet to be seen. The note was proudly signed by yours truly.
  18. HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's central bank introduced 500 million Zimbabwe dollar notes worth just $2 on Thursday in the latest sign of spiralling hyperinflation, only a week after issuing the 250 million bill. The new highest denomination note would buy about two loaves of bread. The central bank also introduced special agricultural cheques in 5 billion, 25 billion and 50 billion Zimbabwe dollar denominations to facilitate payments to farmers during the current selling season. Farmers normally have to carry huge stacks of bank notes after selling their produce to state agencies, w
  19. By Google News on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 Amid glitz and the glamour Bushmills Distillery was put on the world stage April 22nd - by the Bank of Ireland. In case anyone was unaware of the world famous Bushmills, the Bank of Ireland’s Governor came to Belfast to honour his favourite whiskey. From yesterday a new Bank of Ireland £5 note bears a picture of the famous distillery with new £10 and £20 notes to follow next month. Yesterday — in scenes reminiscent of Hollywood — the Bank of Ireland unveiled its series of new notes with a blaze of publicity. Huge outdoor screens beamed
  20. In a sign of the growing worthlessness of Zimbabwe's currency, the country's central bank on Tuesday introduced two new banknotes - a 100 million Zimbabwe dollar note and a 250 million Zimbabwe dollar note. The launch of the new notes, which was announced on state television Monday night, comes barely a month after the Reserve Bank launched what has been until now the largest single note - 50 million dollars. But with inflation running at over 165,000 per cent, 50 million dollars no longer buys a loaf of bread, which costs about 80 million dollars. A bunch of five bananas also comes
  21. Only 300,000 of these 216mm x 133mm notes were issued. Front: Joseph Ejercito Estrada (1937-), 13th President of the Philippines 1998-2001, taking his oath of office on June 30, 1998 in the historic Barasoain Church, the seat of the first democratic republic in Asia. Back: Re-enactment of the declaration of Philippine Independence at the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite on June 12, 1998 by Fidel V. Ramos (1928-), 12th President of the Philippines 1992-1998. Tom Chao's Paper Money Gallery
  22. Commemorates the 28th Anniversary of Karol Wojtya's election to the papacy. Front: Pope John Paul II (1920-2005), holding his crucifix-topped staff against a background of the world map, symbolising the universal nature of his pontificate Born Karol Józef Wojtyla in Wadowice, Poland, Pope John Paul was elected the only Polish Pope in Vatican's history on October 16, 1978 and reigned for more than 26 years. His early reign was marked by his opposition to communism, and he is often credited as one of the forces which contributed to its collapse in Eastern Europe. Back: Inauguration o
  23. Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations She was born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, daughter of King George VI and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. The young Princess Elizabeth was educated at home under the supervision of her mother. She studied history with C. H. K. Marten, Provost of Eton, and religion with the Archbishop of Canterbury. She speaks fluent French. Princess Elizabeth joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service during WWII where she was known as No 230873 Second Subaltern Elizabeth Windsor, and was trained as a driver. S
  24. Zimbabwe is in a period of hyperinflation. At the time of independence in 1980, one Zimbabwean dollar was worth US$1.50. Since then, rampant inflation and the collapse of the economy have severely devalued the currency. In the August 2006 currency reform, 1 new Dollar was exchanged for 1,000 old Dollars. The highest denomination was then 1000 new Dollars. Due to continued runaway inflation, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe released three high denomination bearer checks into circulation in December, 2007: 250,000 Dollars, 500,000 Dollars and 750,000 Dollars. Within a month, the bank release
  25. Front: King Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927-), King Rama IX of Thailand King Bhumibol was born at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His father, Prince Mahidol (son of King Chulalongkorn), was studying medicine at Harvard University. At the time of birth, he was known as Phra Ong Chao (a prince of lesser status than Chao Fa, but higher than Mom Chao) Bhumibol Adulyadej, reflecting the fact that his mother was a commoner. Phra Ong Chao Bhumibol attended primary school in Bangkok. At the age of six, he went with his family to Switzerland where he continued his secondary educat
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