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The Banknote Book is a new catalog of world notes for everyone frustrated with the many errors, omissions, and poor-quality images in Krause’s “Pick” catalog, officially known as the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (SCWPM).

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research
The Banknote Book is available as a printed 3-volume set or PDF files sold by subscription or individually by chapter, and payments may be made online or by mail.

Click here to see all of the chapters currently available for sale, as well as several that are free. Check back weekly to learn about new releases and revisions.