Things to Read While You're in Self-Quarantine
--Each week News & Notes brings you material from around The Web with paper money content--
Odds & Ends from the Library of Congress
Making Paper Money (Library of Congress).
Currency Coming and Going
- As of January 1, 2021, some Canadian banknotes will lose their legal tender status (Bank of Canada). And here (Toronto Sun).
- Avanesyan-Farid, Iranian-Armenian numismatist, passes away (Teheran Times).
- Clyde Hubbard, specialist in Mexican and Latin American numismatics, passes away (Coin world).
- Venezuela may formally dollarize (MRI Bankers' Guide). Venezuela to up-denominate (MRI Bankers' Guide).
- A history of Thailand's 1,000 baht note (Pattaya Mail).
- The World's Most Beautiful Currencies (MSN).
- Liberia's currency shortage (Front Page Africa).
- Spanish charity collects old pesetas to fight charity (Euro News).
- Cash and sex workers (Sifted).
- George Clooney's lucky friends (CNN).
- The Eye of Providence (BBC, via E-Sylum).
- Zim money laundering (Coin World).
- Catherine the Great's assignats (Cronaca Numismatic, in Italian).
- Analyzing graffiti on banknotes (Geldscheine-Online, in German).
- Monetary legacy of the Kapp Putsch (Geldscheine-Online, In German). "Im Grünen Wald die Rote Stadt / die ein zerschossenes Rathaus hat."
- A Numismatist's Guide to Money, Part II (Coinsweekly). Here is Part I.
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)
- Westchester Coin Show, Tarrytown, NY, Nov. 27-28 (SPMC).
- Oklahoma Numismatic Association's Black Friday Coin Show, Glenpool, OK, Nov. 27-28 (ONA).
- Brandon Coin & Currency Show, Brandon, FL, Nov. 28 (Coinzip).
- Junction City Coin Show, Junction City, KS, Nov. 28 (Coinzip).
- Annapolis Coin & Currency Show, Annapolis, MD, Nov. 29 (Greysheet).
- New England Sunday Coin Show, Devens, MA, Nov. 29 (Greysheet).
- Greenhills Classic Coin, Stamp, and Currency Show, Cincinnati, OH, Nov. 29 (Coinzip).
- Madison, WI Coin Club Annual Fall Show, Middleton, WI, Nov. 29 (Coinzip).
CANCELLED LOCAL SHOWS: Evansville, IN; Van Nuys, CA, Warren, MI; Rocky Mount, NC; Mattoon, IL
Cancelled and Rescheduled Shows/Conventions
This list will try to incorporate coronavirus-related schedule changes, when known.
- CANCELLED: NY International Numismatic Convention, January 2021 (NYINC).
- FUN Show, Orlando, FL, January 7-10, 2021 (FUN).
- ANA National Money Show, Phoenix, AZ, March 11-`13, 2021 (ANA).
- Whitman Expo, Baltimore, MD, March 25-27, 2021 (Whitman Expo).
- ANA World's Fair of Money, Chicago, IL, August 10-14, 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, 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