Showing posts with label banknotes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label banknotes. Show all posts

Monday, April 4, 2016

65,656 Banknotes on Colnect!

We are already reaching a new milestone - 65,656 Banknotes! So, now we are taking a moment to appreciate all the new items that were added, as well as the catalog in general.


http://colnect.com/banknotes/banknote/17273-500_Florin-2003-2012_Issue-Aruba
http://colnect.com/banknotes/banknote/17273-500_Florin-2003-2012_Issue-Aruba
"50 Florin" (Aruba), from the Colnect catalog

As the catalog is very popular and is one of the veteran Colnect categories, it experiences rapid growth every year. Our last milestone was in late June, marking 60,006 banknotes, and now, after 9 months, we have added more than 50,000 collectibles. 

http://colnect.com/banknotes/banknote/3047-50_Dinara-1992_Issue_Republika_Srpska_Krajina-Croatia
http://colnect.com/banknotes/banknote/3047-50_Dinara-1992_Issue_Republika_Srpska_Krajina-Croatia
"50 Dinara" (Croatia), from the Colnect catalog

The catalog includes 290+ Countries, 6 Compositions, 300+ Printers, 300+ Years, 250+ Face Values, 700+ Currencies, 17 Catalogs, as well as, Newly Added, where you can browse new banknotes added 1, 3, 7, 14 and 30 days ago.

http://colnect.com/banknotes/banknote/28355-100_Kroner-1999-2013_Issue-Norway
http://colnect.com/banknotes/banknote/28355-100_Kroner-1999-2013_Issue-Norway
"100 Kroner" (Norway), from the Colnect catalog

Banknotes category is taken care of by two co-coordinators Vidami Istvan [mozistv] and Imre Csendes [SethChimera]. Thank you for your devotion and help!
In addition, we thank our 900+ Contributors and almost 200 Editors for adding so many collectibles every single day.

http://colnect.com/banknotes/banknote/12588-20_Hryven-2003-2015_Issue-Ukraine
http://colnect.com/banknotes/banknote/12588-20_Hryven-2003-2015_Issue-Ukraine
"20 Hryven" (Ukraine), from the Colnect catalog

And now, we would like to show you some special banknotes from all over the world, as well as some interesting facts about them.
For example, to deal with hyperinflation that reached the crazy level of 231 million %, Zimbabwe's government issued a $100 trillion note (1 with 14 zeroes — making it the note with the highest face value in the world). It is one of the most favourite and popular items in every banknotes collection ;)

http://colnect.com/banknotes/banknote/16567-100000000000000_Dollars-2007-2008_Chiremba_Rocks_Issue-Zimbabwe
http://colnect.com/banknotes/banknote/16567-100000000000000_Dollars-2007-2008_Chiremba_Rocks_Issue-Zimbabwe
"100,000,000,000,000 Dollars" (Zimbabwe), from the Colnect catalog

Another interesting fact is that Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait has graced the currencies of 33 different countries. Nobody has beat her record yet. Canada was the first to use the British monarch's photo, in 1935, when it printed the 9-year-old Princess on its $20 notes.

canada-20-dollars-age-8.jpg
http://colnect.com/banknotes/banknote/19680-20_Dollars-1935_Issues-Canada
"20 Dollars" (Canada), from the Colnect catalog

The Queen is frequently shown in formal royal attire, although Canada and Australia prefer to depict her in a plain dress and pearls. And while many countries update their currencies to reflect the Queen's advancing age, others enjoy keeping her young.

http://colnect.com/banknotes/banknote/607-1_Dollar-1966-1972_ND_Issue-Australia
http://colnect.com/banknotes/banknote/607-1_Dollar-1966-1972_ND_Issue-Australia
"1 Dollar" (Australia), from the Colnect catalog

And finally, the world's largest single banknote is the 100,000-piso note created by the government of the Philippines in 1998. Designed to celebrate a century of independence from the Spanish rule, the note was offered only to collectors, who could purchase one of the limited-edition notes for 180,000 pisos, or about $3,700.

http://colnect.com/banknotes/banknote/28911-100000_Piso-1998_Centennial_of_the_First_Republic_Commemorative_Issues-Philippines
http://colnect.com/banknotes/banknote/28911-100000_Piso-1998_Centennial_of_the_First_Republic_Commemorative_Issues-Philippines
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100,000 Piso" (Philippines), from the Colnect catalog


Are you a Banknotes collector? Make sure to subscribe to our World Paper Money forums (for collectors, about the catalog updates, a marketplace) and always be up to date with catalog news and interesting discussions.

Thinking about becoming a contributor? Don't hesitate and read this page - start making a difference now!
Happy Colnecting!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

60,606 Banknotes now on Colnect!

Numismatics has always been a precious type of collecting, in which every item is a acquired with time, care and effort. This makes the recently achieved milestone of the Banknotes category even more impressive - 60.606 Unique Banknotes now on the Colnect catalog.

1921 German 50 Pfennig note, new on the Colnect catalog
As a highly colorful and eye catching category, it's pleasing to see how full the catalog is of high quality images. Images are not only aesthetically pleasing but gives additional detail about the note, collectors can explore using the zoom feature.

1974 5 Ceylonese Rupee note, new on the Colnect catalog
We've had Banknotes from all over the world added in the last year. From Chilean Banknotes to Romanian Banknotes, from 1872 Canadian editions to brand new 2015 issues.

1946 British West African 10 shilling, new on the Colnect catalog 
We would like to thank the coordinators of the banknotes category, Vidami Istvan [mozistv] and Imre Csendes [SethChimera] for the great work and care they have been putting into the category. The effort shows and the catalog looks wonderfully put. Since the previous milestone mozistv has been joined by a new co-coordinator, SethChimeraSethChimera has helped greatly in improving the category and accelerated its growth.

1999 Chilean 20,000 Pesos note, new on the Colnect catalog
A special thank you to all the contributors and editors who makes this catalog what it is today.

2015 10 Gambian Dalasi note, new on the Colnect catalog
Would like to join and contribute to the Banknotes catalog? Take a look at our Banknotes Catalog Contribution Guidelines.

2015 500 Philippine Piso note, new on the Colnect catalog


Thursday, March 22, 2012

World Currencies List Project

With the undertaking of the World Currencies List Project, Colnect, which currently has the most comprehensive list of currencies in the world, hopes to attain all known currencies and denominations of legal tender.



There are over twelve-hundred currencies featured in the Banknote section on Colnect at this time. More can be done with it, however, and we need your help.

The avid colnecting contributors, BrunosapiJens and Rubycored, have made it their mission to carefully construct a complete list of currencies in a visually clear aesthetic, with their respective country names, like they are featured on Wikipedia's less extensive currencies list.



Before the Updated Currencies List, users could upload their own currency on Colnect and edit entries on the list themselves, because it was unlocked. But this led to discrepancies in entries of the same denomination that were written in as "pounds" instead of "pound," for instance. Now this is not the case, and professionals are on the site to modify the currencies list.



For those of you who are proactive and wish to help out with the Colnect currencies list, please keep an eye out for duplicate entries. If you spot any, there is a duplicates report that can be filled out and sent to iflvico.

You can also view the Instructions on Adding/Editing Currencies here. As always, enjoy the tremendous array of Banknotes and collectibles featured on the Colnect collection connection site.

Monday, November 28, 2011

November 29, 1993 Release of the “Dram” Banknote as National Currency for Armenia - Today in History Through Collectibles


On this pivotal day in 1993,the Republic of Armenia officially cut its last and most important link to the Soviet Union by adopting the “Dram” banknote as its official currency.


This week marks the eighteen-year anniversary of the memorable event that began the Republic of Armenia’s economic independence with the release of the intricately exquisite “Dram”banknotes.  Colnect features these rarecollectibles in all of their glory.

These historic documents come out of a unique country that borders Turkey and is located at a crossroads of three important regions, as the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Western Asia come together around its lands.  The Republic of Armenia’s “Dram” is not just a symbol for the fall of the Soviet Union, but is more one for their newly emerged national identity.

Of the first banknotes to beput into circulation in the Republic of Armenia, there were eight denominations:  ten, twenty-five, fifty,one hundred, two hundred, five hundred, one thousand, and five thousand “Dram”.

An example of a 500 note is pictured here and shows the gorgeous blue, violet, and green color scheme interlaced with woven designs and a classic Armenian colonnade.

It is an inspiring design and a featured member of the Colnect banknote catalog that is worth remembering.

Many of the items that collectors on Colnect collect are in fact associated with certain historical events that have taken place over time. This applies especially to Stamps, Phone Cards, Coins and Banknotes. To commemorate these special historical events, countries release special issues of these items that depict images and information relevant to these events.

Through our “Today in History Through Collectibles” Blog we will highlight special events in history by featuring Collectible items from our Colnect Catalogs that are associated with historical events that took place on specific days in history.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Frognector Sees Coins and Banknotes at the British Museum

Collectors be warned, Frognector is out on the loose and has started his journey around the world. You can meet Frognector and Colnect's founder, Amir Wald, when they pass near you. Big collector club conventions and collector fairs are Frognector's favorites but if you have an interesting collectors shop or own an interesting personal collection, don't hesitate to make contact. If you meet Frognector and get to take a picture with him and your collection, you may win cool prizes such as Colnect memorabilia and Colnect premium membership.


Even at the height of summer, London is not missing rain. There's surely a reason the weather is a common topic of discussion.



But such rainy days offer other interesting alternatives, such as the world famous British Museum which holds amazing pieces of art from around the globe.





Perhaps more interestingly for collectors, there are nice sections of world coins and world banknotes on display.



Even a few bank cards and phone cards are out on display.



So the next time you visit the British Museum in London, don't focus only on eating in the cafeteria.



Focus on the interesting coins, banknotes, bank cards and other items on display.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Colnect - Where 22,222 Collectors Connect

Following our tradition of reporting statistics in interesting numbers, we're happy to announce there are now 22,222 collectors connecting on Colnect. During the last month, Colnect has been visited by more than 150,000 people. If you're one of those collectors visiting Colnect but have not yet chosen to become a member, you're welcome to join us. Colnect is really special in the services it offers collectors.




Right now, Colnect offers public catalogs of stamps, phonecards, coins, banknotes, bottle caps, tea bags, post cards, bank cards, travel tickets, Casino cards, hotel key cards and beer coasters.
Now a days Colnect’s phonecards catalog is the largest one in the world.

If you collect and want to connect with other collectors, Colnect is the best place for you.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

20,020 Collectors Manage Their Collection and Swap Lists on Colnect

          In February 2011, Colnet collectors community’s website was able to prove its strength by reaching over than 20.020 members from 190 countries around the world.



This website allows these members to easily manage and organize their personal collections with catalogs and automatically match their swap lists with those of other collectors. However, Colnect is available in 58 different languages, as you can communicate and swap with collectors over the word without irritation.

Starting on 2002, as Islands phone cards database, with one aim is to create a catalog of all phone cards, but after that, as 11 other catalogs has been added as 11 other types of collectors has been joined.

Right now, Colnect offers public catalogs of stamps, phonecards, coins, banknotes, bottle caps, tea bags, post cards, bank cards, travel tickets, Casino cards, hotel key cards and beer coasters.
Now a days Colnect’s phonecards catalog is the largest one in the world.

If you collect and you connect, then you should really be member in Colnect.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Free Banknote Catalog to Top 20,202 Banknotes

Good news Colnectors! Our banknote catalog now displays more than 20,202 banknotes. Over 2,000 new banknotes were added to the banknote catalog since we last announced 18,181 banknotes last September. Again, we would like to cite and recognize the work rendered by our banknote catalog coordinator, Vidami Istvan [mozistv].



20,002 BANKNOTES TO CHOOSE FROM!


Looking for the banknotes you're wanting to have? Check the newest banknotes in the banknote catalog. Another set of new banknotes have been added since September; hence, this means that a lot of collectibles were added to the selection. See for yourself what you missed. Let your friends know about this wonderful news.

With our easy sign-up process, you can invite your friends to join Colnect. Share your experience on Colnect and impart to them the benefits of joining our community. If you are a banknote collector and haven't joined Colnect, then give it a try. Swapping is fun and watching your banknote collection grow is priceless.

Happy collecting! :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

18,181 Banknotes in Banknote Catalog

Colnect is jubilantly declaring a sum of 18,181 banknotes in banknote catalog. Banknote collectors can now enjoy this galore of 18,181 banknotes. Our collectors will be spared from the arduous task of accumulating banknotes in collection. Everything is in our banknote catalog now. There is no need to go through the exhausting process of trading your banknotes manually because we've got it all for you.



Colnect would like to commend this extensive quantity of banknotes to our banknote coordinator Vidami Istvan. Banknotes from different countries are available for trading. Pick among our miscellany of banknotes and get the right one for you. There are numerous banknotes in our catalogs just for you.

Tell everyone about this. Are you a banknote collector? Join our community in Colnect and see our banknote catalog. You will certainly like our banknote collection. Our big collections will take your collecting hobby to new heights. Swap with collectors globally. Collect and collect now with Colnect.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Colnect's PhoneCards Catalogs Exceeds 222,222

Colnect's phonecards catalog, which already was the largest in the world, has continued to grow and now features over 222,222 cards from 229 countries. This means that over 22,222 phonecards have been added to the site in roughly the last 3 months (since our last milestone), a reflection of the dedicated efforts made by our many volunteer contributors. We would especially like to thank the co-ordinator of the phonecards catalog, Ignacio F López Vico [iflvico], for helping to organize all these additions and ensuring that Colnect's phonecards catalog continues to be as up-to-date and comprehensive as possible.



Brazil continues to lead the way in phone cards added to the catalog, with over 60,000 having been uploaded for Colnect collectors to mark in their "Collection", "Swap" and "Wish" lists. Germany and the United States also have notably significant quantites of phone cards on Colnect at more than 10,000 each. With such a dedicated team of volunteers continually supporting us, the sky is the limit for the future of Colnect's phonecards catalog and the site as a whole. If you would like to contribute in any way to Colnect, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Collectors Flock to Manage Their Collections and Swap Lists on Colnect

Colnect's popularity amongst collectors has surged in recent weeks, with site traffic reaching record levels and new members signing up at unprecedented rates! For instance, Colnect received an impressive 5,000 visits yesterday (February 22), whereas only 1 month ago we were setting records with a mere 4,000 daily visits. This indicates a phenominal growth rate and should bode well for our goal of developing an extensive collectors community touching every corner of the globe. The number of new collectors has also smashed all previous records, as 48 new members signed up on February 22 alone while 258 registered for that entire week (both records we plan to break soon).

Collectors Statistics

A key reason behind this exceptional progress is likely our recent overhaul of Colnect's layout to make the entire site more user-friendly, attractive, and easier to navigate. These changes have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from long-term Colnect members and new collectors alike, who have responded by using the site more than ever to meet their collection needs. Some credit also goes to Colnect's volunteer translators and their manager, Ben Ulster, who have done an exceptional job translating pages from the site into 47 languages! These translations are an extremely important long-term project that should one day allow collectors from anywhere in the world to use Colnect in their native tongue. If you would like to contribute to Colnect through translations, catalog additions, or have any other feedback, please Contact Us.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Colnect Surpasses 8,888 Collectors!

Colnect has reached yet another milestone today, as more than 8,888 collectors from around the world have registered to take advantage of our unparallaled features. This lucky Chinese number follows months of significantly accelerated growth in both new members and catalog items, trends that bode well for transforming Colnect into one of the world's most popular collectible sites. At its current pace, Colnect should eclipse the prestiguous 9,999 collector mark by the end of March. Colnect has also surpassed the 100,000 page view per day (or 3 million page view per month) plateau, illustrating the site's growing appeal to collectors.




Although progress has been quite impressive, this only represents the tip of the iceberg for Colnect's full potential. We have imminent plans to add new categories such as gift cards, create or improve many more languages, and continue enhancing our existing catalogs. With the help of our many volunteers, Colnect will continue giving collectors an unmatched collection experience and reach even greater heights!

In the long-term, we envision a site where collectors anywhere in the world can register and utilize Colnect entirely in their language of choice. However, this goal will only be achieved with the assistance of volunteers around the world. If you would like to assist Colnect in any way, you are always welcome to Contact Us.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Colnect Unveils Dynamic New Look to Improve Collecting Experience

Colnect is excited to launch a brand new layout that is both prettier and easier to use for collectors! One of the most important changes is a greater emphasis on displaying only the relevant category information for a particular collector, meaning that someone who only collects stamps can easily customize their top menu bar to display only pages important for stamp collectors (i.e.: clicking on a collectors' list will show only those who have stamps). This reorganization has become particularly warranted in recent months with the addition of several new, highly-specialized categories that appeal primarily to niche collectors. In addition, numerous smaller modifications have been made that will make navigating the site more efficient and intuitive, such as checkboxes that indicate when an update is in progress and automatic redirects to item list pages. For a complete list of changes, please see the new Face-lift page.



Creating the new version of Colnect entailed months of meticulous design, experimentation, and consultation with collectors. Although adjusting to the new layout may take some time and there will inevitably be some temporary glitches, we feel that the aforementioned advantages will make this project beneficial for the entire Colnect community in the long-term. Please send us any feedback you may have about these changes so that we can continue working to improve Colnect and make your collection experience more enjoyable.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Banknotes and Bottle Caps Google Gadgets

Do you see the random collectibles on the side of this blog? These are Colnect's iGoogle gadgets.

Following the recent addition of banknotes and bottle caps to Colnect, the matching Google Gadgets, showing a random collectible, are now available.




They can easily be added to your iGoogle page, blog or website using following URIs.

Banknotes:
http://colnect.com/integrations/google_gadget/collectibles/banknotes

Bottle Caps:
http://colnect.com/integrations/google_gadget/collectibles/bottlecaps

The previous gadgets are also available:

Coins:
http://colnect.com/integrations/google_gadget/collectibles/coins

Stamps:
http://colnect.com/integrations/google_gadget/collectibles/stamps

Phone Cards:
http://colnect.com/integrations/google_gadget/collectibles/phonecards

Friday, May 29, 2009

Banknotes for Collectors on Colnect


Banknotes are now available on Colnect and collectors from around the world can manage their personal collection using the catalog offered on Colnect, already with over 15,000 banknotes.

New categories can be added to Colnect and if you're a collector of any mass-produced collectible you are most welcomed to help and add your favorite collectibles.

Over a hundred collectors have helped out to create Colnect's catalogs.

Colnect's phonecards catalog is the world's most extensive, currently with ~157,000 phone cards listed. Colnect's coins catalog is the world's biggest free coins catalog, currently with ~15,000 coins. Colnect's stamps catalog is growing quickly and already has over 68,000 stamps listed. Colnect's new bottle caps catalog already has ~5,400 bottle caps listed.

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