Sometimes when I take possession of a lovely uncirculated banknote I tell my family that the note is utterly wonderful. Most times my enthusiasm is met with a glazed look of bewilderment. How can any banknote be ‘brilliant’? It is hard to explain why banknotes have such an appeal but for those who love the business of building up a banknote collection, it is a brilliant and enjoyable interest….it becomes almost (dare I say it?) addictive!!!!