The Banknote Den presents "The Many Faces Of Money", a collection of short essays by David Lok describing different aspects found on the face of banknotes from all over the world. The focus is mainly on the primary feature of each banknote and includes articles on:
These essays will focus on the main feature of who and what is actually depicted on the banknotes. Each article is designed to maintain interest and arouse curiosity by being short, yet informative. Just click on the links to begin reading stories about "The Many Faces Of Money".
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Explore the legends and mysteries of Gyz-Galasy, the Maiden Tower, an ancient and mysterious building in the port city of Baku.
Sanite Belaire, the revolutionary heroine of Haiti.
Discover the wonderful Transportation Vignette on the back of this classic banknote - and find out which vehicles were used as the inspiration for the engravings!
Not all serial numbers are quite so boring. Errors, radars, repeaters, etc are often sought after by collectors for their uniqueness and value.
Read the entertaining legend of Ina and the Shark, shown on this three dollar banknote.
Did you know the USA had banknotes in denominations of less than 1 dollar? Here's why.
The female King, Tamar, beloved ruler of ancient Georgia.
The story behind the famous "Vampire Banknote" of the German Weimar Republic.
A promise to God, kept continuously since 1634!
Hidden printing as a method to thwart counterfeiting.
Hendrick Witbooi's rise to power and his fight against German colonialism.
Tupac Amaru II and his fight against the Spanish in the 1700's.
What's this have to do with the price of tea in China? Well, for one, tea was money.
A simple list of who is pictured on modern US currency.
William Morris Meredith, on the ten-cent fractional currency, held many political offices, including Secretary of the Treasury.
The token commemorating John Dix, and his many legal and military posts.
Hidden images on banknotes to thwart counterfeiting.
More hidden images used to thwart counterfeiting.