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West African States currency may be replaced? ECOWAS, the Economic Community of West African States, has been working on a new currency since 2003 and they recently are stepping up efforts to complete it. The Euro pegged CFA Franc, is hoped to be replaced by the ECO.



Two possible designs for the ECO are above.

Simultaneously three breakaway ECOWAS countries, Burkina-Faso, Mali and Niger, called the Alliance of Sahel States (AES) have also indicated that they plan to issue a new common currency different from the ECO.

So collectors may be in for a lot of new banknotes, if both of these plans happen. Creating a new Currency Union is very difficult to do, then making it successful is even more challenging.


"Uncle Kruger's" Money: the untold story of the largest in history of paper money counterfeiting operation
(Moneymakers. The Untold Stories)


by Dmitriy Litvak

Available AMAZON





Zimbabwe P.NewS 1 ZiG Harare 2024 Local Currency

This is the lowest of 8 new denominations with a current exchange rate of 1 ZiG = 6 USA Cents. Until April 30, 2024 the ZiG will only be traded electronically, then the new banknotes are planned to be released.

Zimbabwe has made five previous attempts to establish a stable currency since 2008 and this one appears to be robust. Currently many foreign currencies legally circulate along with the Zimdollar or Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) dollar and are planned to continue until 2030 in parallel with the new ZiG.

The ZiG is gold and foreign currency backed, which the Central Bank defines as a "Structured Local Currency". Zimbabwe's inflation hit 500 Million percent in the past and this appears to be a back to fundamentals approach.

Interesting back design which emphasizes gold smelting. Also these notes contain a QR code on the face...perhaps having a Central Bank Digital crypto Currency function not currently defined. There may be a future relationship with the Zimbabwean Digital Gold coins introduced last year?

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Martha Washington was featured on the first USA banknote with a women on the 1886 Series

USA P.321, Fr.217  1 Dollar Series 1886

She appeared again on ther back of the 1896 Series with her husband President George Washington

USA P.335 $1 Series 1896

The untold story of the RAC:
The Hudson Bay Company 2.0

by: Dmitriy Litvak


Now Available on Amazon


This book delves into the creation and operational history of the Russian-American Company (1799- 1871) and shines a light on a truly unique artifact in the annals of local currency circulation - the issuance of RAC tokens, called Marka [Марка]. These tokens are recognized by various names, including "Leather Money," "Walrus Skin Money," "Sealskin Money," “Alaskan Tokens” and more.


A new catalog on North Korean banknotes has just been published. The author Massimiliano Fadda indicated that this is the only catalog of DPRK banknotes that has been authorized by the North Korean gouvernment.

The catalog is priced at
150 including shipping and will be shipped from Milan and Beijing with postal tracking. To order this new catalog click on the Facebook or Instagram QR codes to be taken to the ordering links.



Bouvet Island P.UNL 100 Kroner ND(2019) ESSAY



The Kottayam Philatelic and Numismatic Society are holding their annual
exhibition in Kottayam, Kerala on December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2023.

Our esteemed fried Jacob "Sunny" Mathai has now been given
a life membership in the Philatelic Congress of India (PCI).

We wish Sunny and his team have a great exhibition!



USA P.549L 100 Dollars L12(SF) Series 2017A

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the USA $100 bill is now the most popular banknote, overtaking the $1 bill.

Geopolitical instability could be one reason behind the surge in $100 bills, according to Fed economist Ruth Judson. “Overseas demand for US dollars is likely driven by its status as a safe asset,” Judson told the Richmond Fed’s Econ Focus in 2018. Another possibility is “The underground economy, the informal economy, the criminal economy—all of it contributes certainly to the appeal of large denomination bills.”

The dollar’s role as the dominant international reserve currency may be the key factor. Article link: The Boom in Benjamins – IMF F&D



Eva Perón, also known as Evita was an Argentine politician, activist, actress, and philanthropist who served as First Lady of Argentina from June 1946 until her death in July 1952, as the wife of Argentine President Juan Domingo Perón (1895–1974) Source: Wikipedia

Argentina P.UNL 5 Pesos 4.3.1953 Photographic PROOF

Argentina, Province de Rioja bono, N.7438, P.SUNL 50 Pesos
L.29.5.2001 E.31.12.2003 Serie A

Tomorrow UKRAINE will issue a new 20 Hryvnia banknote to commemorate
the start of the Russia-Ukraine war.  2.23.2023
P.New 20 Hryvnia 2023

Possible design for new Australia Fiver?


Instead the Central Bank announced that the First Australians
or Indigenous People will be honoured on the new fiver which
will be out in a few years, after extensive consultation with the
First Australians.

The First Australians have been lobbying for formal recognition
since 1910 and while they have had their images appear on
postage stamps and coins but getting on a $5 banknote
has added significance.

Interesting that evidence of a single human migration out of
Africa was
confirmed that Aboriginal Australians are the world's
oldest civilization, traced back about 59,000 years ago...
and now they appear again on a banknote.

Child Photo Credit: Ingetje Tadros/Getty Images

Another Woman in Power, Felicidades!

Chief of State, Prez:
Dina BOLUARTE 7.12. 2022 >

Another Woman in Power, Felicitazioni!

Head of Gouvernment, Prime Minister:
Giorgia MELONI 10.22.
2022 >

Top 10 Strongest Currencies in the World,
KUWAIT Dinar is No.1


Remembering 9/11

Sad to see Queen Elizabeth II
Passed Away Today, September 9, 2022


A Woman Head of State,
President of HUNGARY:


Katalin Eva Novák

A Woman Head of State,
President of INDIA

Droupadi MURMU



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Carthage was purported to have issued bank notes on parchment or leather before 146 BC. Hence they may actually be the oldest user of lightweight promissory notes.!

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