Do any of you collect world banknotes?Do any of you collect world banknotes? What do you find fascinating in collecting the world money called banknotes? Please share with everyone about your hobby.

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dkaye | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

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I do! I don't buy them, though, I've just saved notes and coins from places I've travelled. I think of it more as a way to remember those trips than as a collection of objects--they're keepsakes, not purchases.

If you feel differently, however, and you're interested in getting your hands on some foreign cash as a collectible, you might want to try going to a major bank branch.  Main branches of banks in major cities will often have a small amount of foreign currencies on hand for people who want to get a bit of cash before travelling.  They're likely to have euros, British pounds, Japanese yen, and Chinese yuan, but they might have some other ones, too.

It's really interesting to see what kind of designs different countries put on their money, and how the shapes and sizes are different from ours. For instance, euros are shaped differently according to their value--a 20 euro note is larger than a 5 euro note. While that means that they don't all line up exactly in your wallet, it makes it a lot easier for blind people to handle their own money, which I think is a great idea!

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I do have banknotes and coins from a couple of countries.  Since I am in the US, I have Canadian and Mexican money because it finds its way here.  I also have some British money from traveling there on vacation.  I don’t travel much, but I find foreign money fascinating.  I like it when people bring me money back when they get to go on trips I don’t get to go on.

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enoteslike | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

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If you ever buy banknotes for your collection, where do you usually buy them from? I am still learning how and where to buy them since collecting money through traveling is very expensive due to expensive air fares.

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