Things to Read While You're in Self-Quarantine
--Each week News & Notes brings you material from around The Web with paper money content--
Miniassegni (Italian "Mini-checks")
- Italian Emergency Money of the 1970s, byTaylor Hartley (American Numismatic Society). Good English-language introduction.
- Miniassegni--Moneta non-sonante, by Daniele D'Ambrogio (Cyber Scuola, in Italian). Title translates as "Mini-Check, NON-hard Cash".
- Miniassegni-History and Value (Gran Doblone, in Italian).
- Minibots and Miniassegni, by VIncenzo Donvito (ADUC, in Italian). And The Italian Mini-BOT Debate, by Silvia Merler (Breugel). English-language survey of the Italian parallel currency debate.
- Miniassegni-History and Curiosities, by Vittorio Pulito (Giornale de Puglia, in Italian). Includes poetry composed on the topic.
- There is even a song about Miniassegni, written and performed in the 1970s by the folk singer Gildo dei Fantardi (Canzoni Contra la Guerra, in Italian). Song lyrics at website.
Currency Coming and Going
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)
- Cowtown Coin Show, White Settlement, TX, Jan. 8-9 (Greysheet).
- Las Vegas Coin Show at the Orleans, Las Vegas, NV, Jan. 8-9 (Greysheet).
- Seminole Coin, Watch and Jewelry Show, Seminole, FL, Jan. 9 (Greysheet).
- Mustang Coin Show, Mustang, OK, Jan. 9 (Mustang Coin Show).
- Colts Neck Coin, Stamp and Currency Show, Colts Neck, NJ, Jan. 9 (Greysheet).
- Cleveland Coin Expo, Broadview Heights, OH, Jan. 9 (Cleveland Coin Show).
- 71st Street Coin and Currency Show, Indianapolis, IN, Jan. 9 (Greysheet).
- Universal Coin, Currency & Stamp Show, Cleveland, OH, Jan. 10 (Coinzip).
CANCELLED: Chandler, AZ; Burlington Township, NJ
Upcoming Online Currency Auctions
(Organized by earliest ending date)
- Heritage U.S. Currency & World Paper Money Weekly Auction, Jan. 5 (Heritage Auctions).
- CGB Numismatique Live Auction January 2021, Jan. 5 (CGB).
- Stack's Bowers January 2021 Collectors Choice Online Auction, Jan. 6 (Stack's Bowers).
- Spink China Banknotes, Bonds & Shares and Coins of China and Hong Kong, Jan. 8 (Spink).
- Spink China Banknotes, Bonds & Shares and Coins of China and Hong Kong, Jan. 9 (Spink).
- Spink China Numismatic e-Auction World and Hong Kong Banknotes and Coins, Jan. 10 (Spink).
- Spink China Numismatic e-Auction China Bonds, Banknotes and Coins, Jan. 11 (Spink).
- Heritage U.S. Currency Weekly & World Paper Money Auction, Jan. 12 (Heritage Auctions).
- Spink London World Banknotes e-Auction, Jan. 14 (Spink).
- Spink London World Banknotes NYINC, Jan. 15 (Spink).
- Heritage The Robert Laub Blue Collar Collection of Fractional Currency, Jan. 17 (Heritage Auctions).
- Heritage FUN World Paper Money Signature Auction, Jan. 21-22 (Heritage Auctions).
- Heritage FUN Currency Signature Auction, Jan. 21-25 (Heritage Auctions).
- Heritage The Hunter Collection of Continental and Colonial Currency, Feb. 11 (Heritage Auctions).
- Dix Noonan Webb, British, Irish and World Banknotes, Feb. 24 (DNW).
Cancelled and Rescheduled Shows/Conventions
- CANCELLED: NY International Numismatic Convention, January 2021 (NYINC).
- CANCELLED: FUN Show, Orlando, FL, January 7-10, 2021 (FUN).
- CANCELLED: Long Beach Expo, February 2021 (Long Beach Expo).
- CANCELLED: 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).
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