A unique encyclopedia of paper money of CIS and
Baltic states. The history of the currency
circulation in the countries. An indispensable source
of valuable information for collectors, banking and
financial institutions officers, dealers, professors
and students of economic faculties and for all, who are
interested in the contemporary history of the post-Soviet countries.
Banknote Register. CIS and Baltic Countries.
A large catalog of banknotes of CIS and Baltic countries is coming soon.
The Banknote Register is a new flagship in bonistics created by experts and laymen, which is best adjusted for the wide range of readers. Undoubtedly, the Register will become a serious rival to the world national catalogs right after its publication, since it provides more details and is based on a more sophisticated classification system. Unlike similar editions, the Register provides the most detailed information on all official banknote issues as well as unique images and data on unissued series. Every detail and variation, regardless its degree of significance, have been taken into account by the collectors, who took part in the preparation of the Register, and by all means included into the book.
Moreover, specifically for the Register, exclusive information from banknote designers was obtained, which will be published for the first time! No other similar edition can boast of unique images and data acquired from the original sources.
Even today, famous banknote collectors predict a tremendous success of the book. No one has any doubts that the Register will become a Bible in bonistics and a reference book for all banknote collectors in the former USSR states.
On behalf of the editorial office of the Petersburg Collector, I am truly glad that the Register of Banknotes of CIS and Baltic Сountries will be published. The issue of paper money of CIS and Baltic сountries is one of the most popular ones among collectors on the entire post-Soviet area. In fact, different types of paper money fully reflect political and economic changes in the society of this or that country. Former Soviet republics that appeared after the collapse of the USSR handled the issue of establishing national currency in different ways. In this regard, designing solutions and economic aspects represent a significant interest.
However, until now, collectors have never had a full catalog of these banknotes, for the editions coming out up to this moment have substantial gaps, shortcomings and in some cases serious mistakes.
I hope that publication of the Register of Banknotes of CIS and Baltic Сountries will be a new stimulus for all collectors, who are keen on this topic, and will probably attract some new collectors as well.
Owen W. Linzmayer Author and editor of "The Banknote Book". Former editor of the the IBNS Journal. Member 7962 of the International Bank Note Society.
Collectors of banknotes from the countries comprising the former Soviet Union will be interested to know about the Banknote Register, a new 420-page hardcover catalog to be published in July or August 2012. I have seen samples of this Russian-language catalog and must say I am very impressed. The layout is attractive, with full-color images of notes, watermarks, photos of signatories, and magnifications when needed to illustrate varieties... Read more
Aleksey Gladkov Founder of the ex-USSR Club of Paper Money Collectors "Bonistika-Club".
Collecting banknotes of the former USSR countries is one of the most popular topics among paper money collectors in the post-Soviet space. Nevertheless, authors of banknote catalogs have been avoiding it until now. Only small catalogs of local significance have been published. Nobody has gone as far as to implement a large-scale project, which could embrace all the information on paper money circulation since 1991 up to present.
Appearance of the Register of Banknotes of CIS and Baltic Countries is a logical step and a long-awaited event. 420 pages containing high-quality colour images and detailed descriptions of banknotes deserve high appraisal. And an excellent design of the book comes as a nice bonus.
A special attention should be paid to all those, who extended their help in the preparation of the Register: Vadim Tislenko, Roman Leonov, Alexander Belotserkovsky, Valery Vasiliev – members of the Bonistika-Club, which is rightfully respected by the collectors.
Max Stürken Kurt Stürken Axel Stürken Owners of the Leuchtturm
On behalf of Leuchtturm, we heartily welcome the advent of the first professional edition devoted to paper money circulation in CIS countries. We do hope that the Register will bring about a new spark in banknote collecting and become a true "lighthouse" for Russian-speaking collectors. For its part, Leuchtturm will continue to provide collectors with highest quality accessories and cherish their collections. We thank collectors from CIS states for choosing Leuchtturm.