Collecting paper money is called Bonistics, and collectors respectively Bonisteel. Bonistics is a relatively young science, as the material, which she studies, there was literally a couple of centuries ago. What attracts people to Bonistics? First of all, it's unusual appearance of many of banknotes – its size, design. Often specimens for a collection of over a hundred years is almost impossible to get, not only because of their great prices but also due to the fact that too little supply. This primarily comes from the fact that the bill, made of paper require a very high-quality storage. The slightest blot or decrease the cost of bending notes several times. Typically, most Bonists like to put in their collections of paper money in the state of press, ie they have never been in circulation throughout its history been stored under ideal conditions.
By the way, everything that begins in 1961 can already be placed in a safety, but the older bonds may be in a different preservation, because there are a very common and very rare. Bonistics directly linked to other related sciences, studying the history of money circulation. This is primarily numismatics – coin collecting and Scripophily – Collecting securities consist of the treatment. Also here You can also add exonumia – collecting exotic and unusual coins. Often, the same as the collector enjoys numismatics and Bonistics in equal measure.
In our country, many prefer Bonisteel relatively short period of history for collecting paper money in Russia. This is from one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight, and finishing our time. All that is released before it is worth a lot of money and not everyone collector can afford. For example, the banknotes of the early nineteenth century stand as a decent car. As the saying goes – if you want a solid collection – be ready to spend fairly. But all this waste is very promising investment capital available.