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|Stockholm's Banco -
Sweden is the first country in Europe to have issued banknotes as legal tender. This bank, "Stockholm's Banco" was founded by Johan Palmstruch in 1656. The first banknotes in denominations ranging from 5 to 1000 Daler copper coins was issued in 1661. Every banknote was signed by Johan Palmstruch himself as well as the other clerks of the bank. In 1666 there was a new series of banknotes, now in denominations 10, 25, 50 and 100 Daler Silvermynt, these are the wellknown "Palmstruchare". In 1664 the bank got in to financial trouble and in 1668 the bank was reconstructed by the state. Palmstruch himself was sentenced to death for embezzlement, but later on pardoned.
Introduction to Paper Money Collecting
Prices and value of collectible paper money grows steadily and better notes now bring
much higher prices than before making an idea of investing in banknotes as well as
Ways to Collect World Paper Money
There are many ways of assembling a collection of world banknotes without having to spend a fortune on it. You can start collecting topical notes such as those featuring famous people
(scientists, writers, poets, politicians etc.), animals, fishes, birds, sailing ships, boats, cars, trains, planets, poetry, buildings, dams, rivers, mountains, views of nature in general, kings, queens, presidents and many many other topics already. featured on banknotes of the world issued all across the globe up to date.
Another way of assembling a meaningful collection is to use historical context as your main criterion. For example you may decide to focus on collecting pre-WWII notes only. Or start a collection of World War II era notes such as occupational, prisoner-of-war, propaganda, emergency, local issues.
Also you may want to limit yourself to collecting paper money of the country you live in or were born in. You may want to collect all banknotes of a certain continent, or all notes of a certain group of countries, for example: Middle-East (covers Asia, Africa and even Europe) or you may choose to collect banknotes of countries that
belong to NATO or countries of Pacific Ocean etc.
Did you notice that two banknotes which appear to be similar can have two different dates or signatures on them? There are notes that look similar, but were printed by different printers. Surely almost every note has a different serial number.
Please remember: the stricter your requirements for your collection are, the less notes you will likely collect in your collection or the more your collection will cost you, but the more value your collection will have. Also: if you just start collecting
paper money, don't look for investment, just buy the notes you like and enjoy them. Later on when you become a more advanced collector you will learn how to buy up notes that are worth not only because of their beauty, but also because of their investment value.
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