Things to Read While You're in Self-Quarantine
--Each week News & Notes brings you material from around The Web with paper money content--
Trompe l'Oeil Art and Currency
Michael Thiese (b. 1959), Keeping it Safe, 2009 Oil on board.
Currency Coming and Going
Thar's gold in them thar bills (Core 77)
The Business of Collecting
New Banknote Issues
Selected Upcoming Shows/Conventions
This list will try to incorporate coronavirus-related schedule changes, when known.
- CANCELLED: Summer FUN Show. Here is the announcement (FUN).
- CANCELLED: ANA's World's Fair of Money (ANA).
- SEMINAR: Counterfeit Detection: Classic Fakes and Chinese-Made Counterfeits, Fredericksburgh, VA, September 23-24, 2020 (ANA and the Virginia Numismatic Association).
- ANA National Money Show, Phoenix, AZ, March 11-13, 2021 (ANA).
- XVI International Numismatic Congress, Warsaw, Poland, September 11-16, 2022 (INC).
Banknote, Security Printing, and Cash Management Industries
Upcoming Industry Conferences
- The Future of Cash, Madrid, Spain, October 28-29, 2020 (The Future of Cash).
- The Banknote Conference, Washington, D.C., November 2-5, 2020 (Currency Research).
- High Security Printing-Latin America, August 30-September 2, 2020, Mexico City (Reconnaissance).
- Digital Document Security, October 5-7, 2020, Vienna, Austria (Reconnaissance).
- Tax Stamp and Traceability Forum, 19-21 October, 2020, Tbilisi, Geogia (Reconnaissance).
- The Europe Cash Cycle Seminar, November 9-11, 2020, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Currency Research).
- High Security Printing-Asia, 7-9 December, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Reconnaissance).
- SecurityPrinters Banknotes + Identity, Lyon, France, March 24-26, 2021 (SecurityPrinters).
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).
- 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
- The Currency Collector (more good essays by John Sandrock).
- Curious Banknotes (British Transition Towns, British 20th century vouchers, Micronations).
- 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).
- Tom Chao (collector's blog with active updates).
- Stevenbron Banknotes (collector's blog with active updates).
- 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).
- Secura Monde International (Company website). Good banknote news feed.
- 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)
- French Banknotes of War (Collector's website). Abundant material in English and French.
- 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)
- Fictional currency galleries (Deviant Art).
- Pakistani Currency