The listing of paper money from China is the last hurdle in my bid to add images and catalog values, from the 2008 catalog, to RealBanknotes.com. When I began China consisted of about 4000 banknotes. From the onset I wanted to combine Japanese China, Taiwan, Chinese Puppet Banks, etc into one category: China. This was to make the search process easier for visitors. However, I found that I cannot process 12000 catalog values at once, because the system is programmed to do an entire country in one shot. Hence, I have retracted and re-created Chinese subsidiaries, as follows:
The divisions have already been created. Also, values for all subsections excluding the Republic of China have been added to the database. Images for some of the subsections have been uploaded as well. Its been a few hours of work for me, so I had better get back to some paid work, but I hope to have the remainder of values added soon. Pictures will be sure to follow. I should have the entire 2008 catalog added soon. Then maybe it will be time for a re-design and update? Who knows …
Its been a little while since I posted any entries on this paper money blog, but I am actually trying to accomplish something at RealBanknotes.com — I am trying to finish adding all the banknotes and values for the 2008 catalog. I know that this is a bit outdated, but this is what I started out with, so I wish to complete these entries before I revise the website with 2011 listings and paper money values. Keeping this site updated is an endless task, but its a labour of love! Currently, here are the website stats:
– Banknotes Listed: 40430
– Banknotes With Images: 8544
– Banknotes Values: 42698
– eBay Sales Values: 7694
– Banknote Views: 622405
This is a substantial increase in all areas, since the last website update. Thank you for your patronage! If you haven’t been on our site yet, visit RealBanknotes.com for paper money images and values. Cheers.
Well, its been another great month. I have managed to add quite a few interesting pieces to my collection, and the website is doing great as well. RealBanknotes.com currently has 34,450+ banknotes listed and now has 4200+ banknotes with images. In addition the site boasts 23,950+ banknote catalog values, as well as 5,750+ eBay sales values so that you can get the value of your paper money and banknotes. This post is scheduled a little before the end of the month, we we are up to 38,000 banknote views on the site, which is great. Thank you for all your support.
Also, for those of you viewing the blog at blog.RealBanknotes.com you will notice that I have customized the WordPress skin, so that it matches the parent website. Also, I have had to add advertising to the blog as well. IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT THIS PROJECT OF LISTING AND VALUATING 65,000+ BANKNOTES, PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO CLICK ON ONE OF YOUR ADVERTISEMENTS!
One more note: We have a new author as well — Yuri. I look forward to his first blog post.
Though I started adding banknote images in alphabetical order, I have strayed lately. I am beginning to add banknote images as I please, but they are coming in … slowly but surely. Currently RealBanknotes.com features descriptions for 34,250 different pieces of paper money with 2,950 having images. Also, there are 18,950 catalog values and 5150 eBay sales values. I am happy to say that in just over one month, the website has had 17,550+ banknote views. Please keep on visiting!
Well, v2.0 is well on its way. I have all of the rudimentary functions and content up-and-running. Now comes the task of designing, programming, and implementing the back end, as well as some of the new features of the site. I’m not sure what to work on next, but I’d like to say that the site is coming along nicely. I do have a question for my visitors, though: any feature requests? Are there any functions that you would like the site to have? Let me know, and I might throw them in.
Hello all ye faithful visitors!
As you probably know this blog is a child project of RealBanknotes.com. I designed the website way back, before I was any good at designing, and as an exercise to learn PHP and MySQL. Well, I’m not saying that I’m a great designer, but I have learned lots, and continue to do so. As a portfolio piece I have decided to re-vamp the website, and I am very excited about my latest design and scripts. The website is a little ways off from being ready, but the general layout and design is nearly complete.
I’m very excited to present the layout for the future RealBanknotes.com. I’m open to some feedback: not so much on the design end, but of the functionality. Anything that you would like featured on the website? Let me know, I might throw it in!
Well, the company that I hired to enter the banknotes into the database is almost finished their work; we are at almost 30,000 banknotes listed! Once the work is finalized and all accounts are paid, I will be showing the new paper money listings on RealBanknotes.com. For those of you who missed it, I am referring to the General Issues volume of the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (2008). So far they have input all countries from Afghanistan to Spain. For now this is all that they will do. Once I have some more money, I may hire them back to finish off the book. If I make some good money, I may even hire them to help me finish up the Modern Issues catalog as well. Who knows.
I have great plans for the site, including a complete layout makeover. For now the site is plain and simple, but this is an interim thing. Anyone have any ideas as far as features that they would like to see on this site? Sky’s the limit at this point …
Well, its been a while but one of my school assignments borders the project at the website, so I thought I’d put my coding to work and add a few things to the site. Also, I have finally purchased the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money: General Issues 12th Edition. Now I have all the books for 2008, and all of my info is relatively up-to-date. That having been done, I have updated the list of countries on the site, and have began updating the countries that do not have any issues post 1960. Hopefully I can eliminate some of those ‘blank’ pages on the site.
Here’s the progress:
- I have updated the countries
- I have added notes for Andorra, Azores
- I have added notes for Bohemia & Moravia, British Guiana
- I have added notes for Zanzibar
- I have added notes for Tangier, Tannu Tuva, Tibet, Turks & Caicos Islands
I am still looking for help, if anyone is interested. You can always email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Well, I have had a multitude of posts in the last little while, but none featuring the updates that I managed to make on our RealBanknotes.com website. I’m probably going to have to cool it a little over the next little while … I do have a bunch of school work that needs to be done first, and even some chores around the house. However, in the last little bit I did manage to make a bunch of additions.
But first the stats:
– Banknote Listings: 9125
– Notes with Pics: 4375
– eBay Values: 4052
– Catalog Values: 8361
– Bills Viewed: 41007
Also, I have added all modern issue banknotes from Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, and Luxembourg. This I may have posted earlier. In addition, however, I have recently added the majority of images for these banknotes, as well as all the catalog values listed in the 2006 issue of the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money.
After I finished these updates I went back a little ways to check if I missed anything for any of the previous countries and I discovered that I had not uploaded any images for Kenya’s paper money. So I rounded up a bunch of images and now close to half of Kenya’s modern banknotes now have images featured on the site.
I guess countries that start with the letter ‘M’ will probably be next, and I did get a small start of Macao. However, I cannot promise any monumental progress over the next little while. School calls! Speaking of which …
Well, after quite a bit of this-and-that, I have finally started a blog pertaining to one of my hobbies: collecting paper money as an investment. I have not found many interesting blog resources on the subject, and so I hope to add this as a complement to my paper money site: RealBanknotes.com. Stay tuned, and I will have some interesting things to post … I promise.