Surprisingly, this is a debate that rages online by many commentators, newspapers and institutions. There are books about it, and even an annual award for the world’s most beautiful banknote from the International Bank Note Society (IBNS).
So here are the notes that appear most commonly or have been voted the most beautiful by a range of websites.
The Cook Islands
São Tomé and Príncipe
Oh, and the one they all miss that I would place on the list, is the Czech Koruna notes, especially the 500 Koruna:
And the 2,000 Koruna:
I suppose these ones are missed because we think cheques will disappear before cash?