In the Geldscheine-Online.com Newsletter this week, Hans Ludwig Grabowski commented on the news story about the "largest banknote collection in the world." Here's
a Google-translated version. -Editor
Largest banknote collection in the world?
Wissam Ali Youssef shows his collection of banknotes on October 12, 2019 at his home in Chakra, Lebanon. The 42-year-old Lebanese has recently broken a new Guinness world
record because he owns the largest collection of 12,282 banknotes from various countries and regions in the world.
So was reported on October 23, 2019 on xinhuanet.com. But is his collection really the largest in the world? Of course, this is not the world's largest banknote collection.
I'm just worried that many collectors do not need and want such a kind of publicity.
The HVB Foundation (formerly Pick) comprises about 350,000 banknotes, Keller brought in the collection of the Bundesbank at the time 195,000 notes. The Münzkabinett Berlin has
around 90,000 notes and there is a private collector in Munich, who owns about 400,000 notes.
The Guinness Book noted records in banknote collections about 20 years ago that were not. That is probably also right to the level of nonsensical records between the largest
cake and the longest sausage.
To read the complete article, see:
Größte Banknotensammlung der Welt?
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
GUINNESS RECORD: LARGEST BANKNOTE COLLECTION (https://www.coinbooks.org/v22/esylum_v22n41a27.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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