There are thousands of thousands of banknotes for collectors in today's marketplace, and the banknote-collecting hobby is growing rapidly. Many coin collectors (and those who collect stamps) are drawn to the comparatively new and untouched adventure of collecting rare paper money.
There are many advantages to starting and building a banknote collection — not least of which are the aesthetic reasons: banknotes are, of course, bigger than coins or stamps, and often feature very beautiful, colorful and bold designs. Designs, especially in the last 20-30 years, have become showcases for a country's culture and history.
Buying rare banknotes
A lot of the fun of collecting is the hunt
. We feature a large number of banknotes for sale on MegaMinistore.com. These sales listings come from a variety of other vendor sites; we continually scan these sites and list the best here. You can drill down in our categories to browse banknotes for sale from specific regions, countries, or historical issuers — sometimes even down to specific notes. We try to feature all the banknote issuers of today and in the past.
Each country's category is updated daily, so you can always see the newest and freshest banknotes for sale from any section. Click any area to see individual countries' current paper money offers.
Africa has a particularly interesting banknote history, what with all the colonialism, evolving countries and states, and the colorful culture and figures that show up on banknotes. Many collectors are happy to focus solely on African banknotes. Our Africa section includes countries that are geographically part of Africa, including the North African countries that are often considered part of the Middle East.
Our Asia paper money section includes all Asian regions east of the Middle East — including south Asia, central Asia, southeast Asia, and the big east Asian countries.
This section includes not only Australia and New Zealand, but the islands of the South Pacific (Oceania) that have issued banknotes in the past or now. Also included are smaller paper money issuers like the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
Given its extensive banknote history, we have given the great country of Canada its own paper money for sale section. Here you can find banknotes from the modern era as well as provincial notes and banknote-like items from the past.
With some particularly colorful banknotes, our Caribbean paper money for sale section includes items from the islands that dot the Caribbean Sea. Also included are some of the former colonial entities that issued banknotes or had them issued on their behalf.
Perhaps our largest and busiest section, the Europe banknotes for sale section is full of interesting and rare collectible notes from all European countries that issued banknotes, past and present. See this section for individual issuers.
Under this category we have included the countries and colonies of both Central and South America — from Mexico down to the end of Chile and Argentina and all the areas in between.
This section includes notes from the Arabian Gulf oil countries, and also surrounding countries like Iran, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. Sometimes overlooked, this section offers some fantastic deals for the diligent banknote hunter.
Endlessly fascinating, the intricate banknote history of the United States and the individual states that issued their own notes, silver certificates, and other paper money-related items makes up another particularly busy area of this website. You can see all the American banknotes for sale at once or drill down to individual states to see collectible notes from any one area.
Banknotes from Bermuda, St. Pierre and Miquelon, and various Antarctic banknotes (which are particularly popular with many collectors) can be found in this section.