From the Internet Bookshelf
--Each week News & Notes brings you material from around The Web with paper money content--
Short Pieces by Neil Shafer, 1933-2023
--all appearing in Numismatic News, unless otherwise noted--
Currency Coming and Going
The Business of Collecting
New Banknote Issues
Local Coin/Numismatic Shows Happening this Week
(Always call ahead to confirm)
Upcoming Online Currency Auctions
- Heritage Tuesday U.S. Currency Auction, August 29 (Heritage Auctions)
- Heritage Tuesday World Banknote Auction, August 29 (Heritage Auctions).
- Lyn Knight World Banknote Auction, August 30 (Lyn Knight).
- Noonans World Banknotes, August 31 (Noonans).
- Stack's Collectors Choice Auction, August 31 (Stack's Bowers).
- Ultimate Collection of French Paper Money, September 6 (Lyn Knight).
- Stack's Around the Globe World Paper Money Auction, Part I, September 7 (Stack's Bowers).
- Stack's Around the Globe World Paper Money Auction, Part 2, September 8 (Stack's Bowers).
- World Banknote Auctions World Currency Sale 48 Part I, September 7 (WBA).
- World Banknote Auctions World Currency Sale 48 Part 2, September 10 (WBA).
- Archives International Auction 87, September 12 (AIA).
- Heritage Long Beach Expo U.S. Currency Signature Auction, September 13-15 (HA).
Major Coin and Currency Shows
- Long Beach Expo, Long Beach, CA, Sept 7-9 (Long Beach Expo).
- MIF Paper Money Fair, Maastricht, The Netherlands, Sept 22-24 (MIF).
- International Money Expo, Nashville, TN, Oct. 26-29 (IMEX).
- Whitman Expo, Baltimore, MD, Nov. 9-11 (Whitman Expo).
Banknote, Security Printing, and Cash Management Industries
Upcoming Industry Conferences
- The Asia Cash Cycle Seminar, Bangkok, Thailand, September 11-13, 2023 (Currency Research).
- Americas Cash Cycle and Payments Seminar, Orlando, FL, November 27-30, 2023 (Currency Research).
- High Security Printing - Asia, Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 4-6. 2023 (Renaissance).
- The Banknote Conference, Fort Worth, TX, May 13-16, 2024 (Currency Research).
From the Annals of Crime
Websites to Like
- Paper Money Forum (Numismatic discussion threads)
- Newman Numismatic Portal (Digital numismatic library)
- Numismatic Bibliomania Society (Includes E-Sylum, the weekly online complement to the NBS's journal, The Asylum)
- The American Revenue Association (Hobby website).
- The Souvenir Card Collectors Society
- New York Toll Script and Tokens (Collector website)..
- The American Historical Print Collectors Society (Hobby website).
- International Bank Note Society (useful features even for non-members).
- The Banknote Den (David Lok's website, with superb essays as well as a link to his book, The Many Faces of Money).
- The Higgins Museum (the one in Okoboji, IA, not Worcester, MA)
- Cigar History Museum's coupon gallery
- Boordgeld (Dutch ships' money)
- Depression Scrip (emergency money of the 1930s, and more)
- Wisconsin Depression Scrip
- Caishen's Temple-Asia Money
- Minnesota Nice
- The Currency Collector (more good essays by John Sandrock).
- COINWeek (numismatic aggregator with some paper money content).
- MRI Bankers' Guide (for its updates of new banknotes).
- Mujand (fantasy banknote maker).
- Alternative Banknotes and Coins (Alternatehistory). Fantasy thread.
- Stane Straus's Polymer Banknotes of the World
- Banknote News (roundup of news and promotional website for The Banknote Book).
- Mintage World (online museum of Indian numismatics).
- Chattanooga Money (site details historical episodes in Chattanooga, Tennessee's monetary and banking history)
- My Georgia Collection (collector site devoted to "Georgia State Notes, Obsolete Currency, Bonds, and Alternative Scrip")
- Banknotesworld ("THE German-language Banknote forum") Discussion threads and more.
- Counting on Currency (Industry website).
- Kuster's Engineering (Company website). Your expert in currency disintegration.
- PYMNTS.com (Industry website).
- Currency Research (Industry website).
- International Banknote Designers Association (Industry website)
- International Association of Currency Affairs (Industry website).
- International Banknote Designers Association (Industry website).
- De La Rue (Company website).
- Giesecke & Devrient (Company website).
- Our Passports (travel documents and other ephemera)
- Social Money (a Flickr album of photographs illustrating modern complementary currencies, heavy on Argentina).
- Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (search for banknotes etc.).
- Where's George? (currency tracking project).
- CoinsWeekly, numismatic website run by Ursula Kampmann. German-language version is here. Content is not identical.
- Blog du CNA (Club Numismatique d'Argenteuil)
- AFEP Association Française pour l'Étude du Papier-monnaie
- Monnaies Locales Complementaires
- Guild of Independent Currencies (promotes local currencies in the U.K.)
- Our Money (Eurozone currency).
- The Ephemera Society of America (Hobby website, with archived articles on ephemera topics)
- A Library of Scrip and Local Currency
- Fictional currency galleries (Deviant Art).
- Pakistani Currency