Having been taken over by Krause Publishing in the mid 1980's, the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money had a considerate head start when measured against RealBanknotes.com. And though the website is not in direct competition with the catalogue, I am proud to annouce that we have just recently achieved a huge target for our image gallery: that of 20,000 banknotes with front and back images. Our current database boasts roughly 47,500 banknotes listed, roughly based on the Modern Issues and General Issues of recent issues of the printed catalogues (but also including several hundred listings which are not in the catalogues). And also based on this, we are nipping at the heels of the catalogue, which advertises 25,750 images included in the books of which many are either front or back, but not both, and of which the vast majority is in black and white print.
Based on our strict gallery requirements for uploads, I may be too bold but will admit that I think that we have the best online gallery. Our images include front and back scans, as well as having a minimum dimension requirement which in itself exceeds even some of the larger galleries online. And all this has been done in the span of a mere 20 months!
But I do not write solely to boast. I encourage our visitors to become members, and our members to become contributors so that this gallery will set an unprecedented standard and volume of imagery and data for the hobby of our passion: the collecting of world paper money.
On that note a special thanks goes out to all those who have taken the time and gone through the trouble to contribute to the website. It just wouldn't be what it is without you. Special mention goes out to our member Cortes. Cheers!