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Q: Looking for scanned foreign banknotes (specimen of course) ( Answered 1 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
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Subject: Looking for scanned foreign banknotes (specimen of course)
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: rambogonzales-ga
List Price: $4.50
Posted: 04 Jun 2002 06:25 PDT
Expires: 11 Jun 2002 06:25 PDT
Question ID: 20614
Hello!

I am a bank employee. For the moment I have to make an information
bank with scannings of international banknotes (as well as current
ones (even those of the countries who use the euro, but whose notes
are still redeemable for a couple of years, as those who are to be
redeemed within a couple of years. I have a phtographic reproductions
at the head office, but it will take *a lot of time* to scan them
neatly. The concerned continents are: America, Africa, Asia, OceaniŽ,
Europe.
Where can I find such reproductions specimen in color on internet?
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Subject: Re: Looking for scanned foreign banknotes (specimen of course)
Answered By: mosquitohawk-ga on 04 Jun 2002 07:17 PDT
Rated:1 out of 5 stars
 
Greetings rambogonzales-ga,

I was very interested in your search, and have found a great number of
resources I'm sure you'll be happy with, and one site in particular I
find very fascinating.

The primary resource for you in my opinion is going to be
banknotes.com (http://www.banknotes.com). This site is a comprehensive
and exhaustive research of most all, if not every banknote in the
world! This site is very user friendly, and its menu structure is
hierarchical by continent and on down, so your specific notes will be
easy to find. I sampled a few graphics of notes from very obscure
countries, and found each scan to be of superior quality and most
likely will fill your need. In addition, I also have included below
the links to sites of interest for the United States, Canada and Euro
banknotes. I'd start with the banknotes.com though.

I hope this helps, and good luck!    -0- mosquitohawk-ga

My search strategy was to use google.com with the following keywords,
no quotes: 'banknotes currency [country]'

Banknotes.com
http://www.banknotes.com/
A comprehensive and exhaustive reference, including high quality scans
of world banknotes, including all those continents you have listed.

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UNITED STATES
----------------

U.S. Secret Service 'Know Your Money' Site
Features characteristics of all U.S. paper monies as outlined used a
$5 note example.
http://www.ustreas.gov/usss/money_characteristics.shtml

U.S. Secret Service 'Detecting Counterfeits' Site
http://www.ustreas.gov/usss/money_detect.shtml

U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Examples of $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 front and reverse
http://www.bep.treas.gov/section.cfm/4/26

U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Examples of $500, $1000, $5000, $10000 front and reverse
http://www.bep.treas.gov/section.cfm/5/42

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EURO
----------

European Central Bank
Examples of the new Euro notes in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, & 500 euro
denominations (follow the images links to a larger size image of each
denomination and dimension specifics)
http://www.euro.ecb.int/en/section/testnotes.html

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CANADA
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Bank of Canada
New $5 note
http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/banknotes/general/character/2001_05f.htm

Bank of Canada
New $10 note
http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/banknotes/general/character/2001_10.htm

Bank of Canada
$2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $1000 (1986 series) notes
http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/banknotes/general/character/1986.htm

Bank of Canada
links to pre-1986 series notes, including the 1935, 1937, 1954, &
1969-1979 series (follow the link for the appropriate series to the
information/image page)
http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/banknotes/general/character/bns.htm

Banknotes.com
A comprehensive and exhaustive reference, including high quality scans
of world banknotes, including all those continents you have listed.
rambogonzales-ga rated this answer:1 out of 5 stars
I thank you for you search. However Im am no satisfied at all. What I
am exactly looking for are the scans of the banknotes who are still in
circulation. If they aren't still in circulation till what date are
they in cirulation. In every way the have to be stamped "specimen". It
is not for my hobby, it's on behalf of my job.
If you can  help me in that way I will rise my list price to $30.OO.
Do I have this confirmation as a new GA, or is it agreeds?

Greetz,
rambogoneales-ga
rambogonzales-ga

Comments  
Subject: Re: Looking for scanned foreign banknotes (specimen of course)
From: knowledge_seeker-ga on 04 Jun 2002 07:19 PDT
 
Wow, what a project!

I’m not sure how your bank intends to use the scanned images but you
(or they) should be aware that US law imposes severe restrictions on
the reproducing of images of currency, stamps, banknotes and the like:

The Counterfeit Detection Act of 1992, Public Law 102-550, in Section
411 of Title 31 of the Code of Federal Regulations, permits color
illustrations of U.S. currency provided:

1 --- the illustration is of a size less than three-fourths or more
than one and one-half, in linear dimension, of each part of the item
illustrated;

2 --- the illustration is one-sided; and 

3---  all negatives, plates, positives, digitized storage medium,
graphic files, magnetic medium, optical storage devices, and any other
thing used in the making of the illustration that contain an image of
the illustration or any part thereof are destroyed and/or deleted or
erased after their final use.

http://www.secretservice.gov/money_illustrations.shtml


Other countries may have similar laws. 

Good luck with your project --   

K~
Subject: Re: Looking for scanned foreign banknotes (specimen of course)
From: mosquitohawk-ga on 06 Jun 2002 06:24 PDT
 
You need to repost your question at the above $$, if you want me to
answer it again, specifically request that in the body of your
question. Instead of rejecting my answer, in the future, you can ask
for clarification from the answerer and not give them a bad rating.
Bad ratings can cause researchers to be dropped.

If you must have those things, then you should mention them
specifically because according to your question, I answered it wholly.
If you had been more specific, you would have received a more specific
answer.

Anyway, these are just suggestions, so if you want to repost your
question at the higher rate, go for it!
Subject: Re: Looking for scanned foreign banknotes (specimen of course)
From: chochopk-ga on 28 Jun 2002 09:28 PDT
 
dont go to www.banknote.com
www.banknoteworld.com has 14000+ good quality images

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