Things to Read While You're in Self-Quarantine
--Each week News & Notes brings you material from around The Web with paper money content--
Currency and Banknotes of Latin America
- Historical Maps on Latin American Paper Money, by Miguel Chirinos (Numismondo). A version of this was first published in 2014 in the IBNS Journal.
- Three articles about Venezuelan banknotes, here, here, and here, also by Miguel Chirinos (Numismondo).
- Latin American Banknote Records, by Ricardo M. Magan (Internet Archive). Originally published 2005. Full text available.
- Bolivia's Central Bank Independence: When U.S. Expertise was Welcome in Latin America, by Gilles Bransbourg (ANS Blog). Featuring the "Money Doctor" E. W. Kemmerer. "Pocket Change" blog post from 2017.
- Banknotes of the Argentine Republic (Banco Central de la Republica Argentina). Link to Youtube documentary (1 hr, in Spanish) on the fauna featured on recent Argentine banknotes. From 2017.
- Billetes de México / Mexican Paper Money (mgossart). Bilingual site devoted to Mexican banknotes from 1925 to the present. Last updated 2014.
- The History of Coins and Banknotes in Mexico (Banco de México). Pdf from April 2020.
- Uruguayan Paper Money. by Dale A. Seppa (Monedasuruguay). Originally published 1974. This website has a useful digital numismatic library related to Latin American numismatics, with links to full texts, mostly in Spanish.
- Paraguayan Paper Money, 1851-2011 (Portal Guarani) Numismatic website in Spanish.
- Banknotes of Ecuador (Numisecu). Somewhat old website with with pages relating to the coins and currency of Ecuador.
Currency Coming and Going
Money does grow on trees (CBS Sacramento)
The Business of Collecting
New Banknote Issues
Shows/Conventions Happening this Week that aren't Cancelled
(U.S. Shows only, some very local--call ahead to confirm)
- Tennessee State Coin Show, East Ridge, TN, Nov. 13-15 (Coinzip).
- Tampa Stamp and Coin Expo, Tampa, FL, Nov. 14 (Greysheet).
- Marion Coin Club Annual Fall Show, Marion, IN, Nov. 14 (Marion Coin Club).
- Colt's Neck Coin, Stamp, and Currency Show, Colt's Neck, NJ, Nov. 14 (Greysheet).
- Vacaville Coin Show, Vacaville, CA, Nov. 14 (Coinzip).
- Seminole Coin Show, Seminole, FL, Nov. 14 (Coinzip).
- Cleveland Coin Expo, Broadview Heights, OH, Nov. 14 (Coinzip).
- Coeur d'Alene Coin Club's Coin and Stamp Show, Coeur d'Alene, ID, Nov. 14-15 (Coinzip),
- New England Sunday Coin and Stamp Show, Nashua, NH, Nov. 15 (Greysheet).
- Clifton World Money Show, Clifton, NJ, Nov. 15 (Greysheet).
- Toledo Coin Show, Toledo, OH, Nov. 15 (Greysheet).
- Hartford Coin and Currency Show, Cromwell, CT, Nov. 15 (Greysheet).
- Onondaga Numismatic Association Coin + Currency show, Syracuse, NY, Nov. 15 (Greysheet).
- Tri State Coin and Stamp Show, Langhorne, PA, Nov. 15 (Greysheet).
- Columbus Coin Show, Hilliard, OH, Nov. 15 (Greysheet).
Cancelled and Rescheduled Shows/Conventions
This list will try to incorporate coronavirus-related schedule changes, when known.
Banknote, Security Printing, and Cash Management Industries
Upcoming Industry Conferences
- The Future of Cash, Madrid, Spain, February 17-18, 2021 (The Future of Cash).
- The Banknote Conference, Washington, D.C., July 12-15, 2021 (Currency Research).
- High Security Printing-Latin America, Mexico City, March 8-10, 2021 (Reconnaissance).
- Digital Document Security, Vienna, Austria, Feb 2-4, 2021 (Reconnaissance).
- Tax Stamp and Traceability Forum, Malta, April 12-14, 2021 (Reconnaissance).
- The Europe Cash Cycle Seminar, Amsterdam, Nov 9-11, 2020 (Currency Research).
- High Security Printing-Asia, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan 18-20, 2021 (Reconnaissance).
- SecurityPrinters Banknotes + Identity, Lyon, France, March 24-26, 2021 (SecurityPrinters).
- The Currency Conference, Mexico City, Mexico, May 17-20, 2021 (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).
- 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