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Dear friends!

It all started in 1989. My first bill were 50 Polish Zloty 1988 issue – as the result of exchange with a Polish student, from Olsztyn (I was living in the Kaliningrad, Russia (on Baltic Sea), and they often visited our city, because visits of Friendship between USSR and Polish scholars). I gave him the Soviet Jubilee ruble with symbol of the Olympic Games 1980 in Moscow and got from him this paper money bill and 1 coin 20 Zlotych. I was very proud of, despite; in fact, the exchange result was clearly not in my favor.

Three years later, after that, I was once asked: „What is that castle on the bill, where is it located?“ (That was about 50 Korun 1987 Czechoslovakia). To my shame I was not able to answer on this question right away. Probably, this fact has given impetus to the creation of the catalogue in which, first of all for myself (just for any case), to point- what is shown on each bill from my collection.

First, the catalog looked out as thick notebook, lined in cage, in which I wrote the banknote and its main image, without any details.

In addition, in the same book, I wrote the data of admission of "long distant" TV - my main, at that time, hobby - I constructed television antennas, installed them of roof of building, where I lived and received TV channels of Lithuania from Klaipeda, Latvia from Liepaja, Sweden from Karlskrona and from island Gotland and Denmark from island Bornholm. Receiving of these channels also depend on weather conditions (in particular, atmospheric pressure). Polish TV always received in Kaliningrad - zone of confident reception. Excitement was really crazy, but I digress ...

Since then, it's been quite a few years. The availability of the Internet, of course, greatly complemented and ennobled my catalogue.

And then, some time ago, my wife offered me help in the creation of my own web page. I am very glad, that this idea was quite quickly put into practice. From the moment of my site is available online, it was installed in 2014, I got known some interesting people, on banknotes topic, who are living in different parts of the planet. I am a sociable person, so always been happy to meet interesting interlocutors.

At the end of my prologue I want to say, that I prefer the old banknotes, but although have in my collection the modern ones. For me, the banknote itself is a piece of history, a piece of someone's life or an event. I do not care about condition UNC - I have my own graduation value.

Nor, for example, I was always irritated by a question, like: "How much is worth in dollars?"

On my site are only those banknotes that are in fact, in my collection. I am not using any images from Internet.

I will not make you bore greater, always glad to your visit!

P.S: If in the process of viewing, you will see anywhere in the text some typo or want to add something, please - send me the message through CONTACT form on the site. I becoming mail instantly, though answering very quickly.

Thank you and enjoy.

I want to make a few clarifications:

  • in the "Specimen of" section I mean the first date of the issue of such design, sometimes this date is on the bill itself, sometimes it is necessary to use reference books, replacing only the signature(s) does not affect the sample date;
  • in the "Material" I trying to indicate the material of which is made the banknotes, if at this point I have not found any confirmation of this information, then I put "Unknown material", trying not to mislead the readers.