- Banknote Vignettes
- Chinese Dynasties
- Japanese Invasion Money
- Polymer Plastic
- Queen Elizabeth II
- U. S. Obsoletes
Highest Denomination Paper Money.
The world's highest denomination note is Hungary 100 Million B-Pengo*, issued in 1946. That's 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 Pengo. It was worth about U.S. $0.20 in 1946.
Highest Denomination Polymer Paper Money.
Romania 1,000,000 Lei, issued in 2003, is the world's highest denomination polymer plastic banknote. It's no longer legal tender. Four zeros were dropped in the 2005 currency reform.
Lowest Denomination Paper Money.
The lowest fractional note is Fiji 1 penny, issued in 1942. The old penny, being 1/240 of a pound, is a lower denomination than other fractional notes based on 1/100th of a basic monetary unit.
Largest Size Paper Money.
The 100,000 Piso note, measuring 356mm x 216mm (about the size of a legal paper), is accredited by the Guinness World Records as the world's largest legal tender note in terms of size beating the previous record: China Ming Dynasty 1 Kuan. The front depicts the "Cry of Pugadlawin", when about 1,000 Filipino patriots led by Andres Bonifacio gathered in Pugadlawin, on August 23, 1896. They tore up their Spanish-issued residence certificates and yelled "Long live the Philippines", signalling the start of a revolt against Spain. The back features the proclamation of the Philippine Declaration of Independence in Kawit, Cavite on June 12, 1898. Only 1,000 of these notes were issued. It has a catalog value of $3500.
The Most Expensive Paper Money.
A world record of $2,255,000 was paid in a private transaction for a $1,000 1890 "Grand Watermelon" note in December 2006. It's the world's most expensive banknote.