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International Bank Note Society's Bank Note of the Year
This year's contenders for the BNOY
A selection of YouTube videos, made by IBNS members, each introducing one of the nominated notes:
Do browse the IBNS YouTube playlist for all available videos.
This is one numismatic competition that is noticed by the mainstream media. Previous winners include:
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)
- Sarosi's C.A.M.P. Coin Show, Monroeville, PA, Mar 19-21 (Coinshows-USA).
- SF Area Coin, Stamp, and Collectibles Show, South San Francisco, CA, Mar 19-20 (Coinzip).
- Grand Rapids Area Coin Show, Grandville, MN, Mar 20 (Coinzip).
- Front Range Coin Club Show, Loveland, CO, Mar 20 (Front Range Coin Club).
- Hartford Coin and Currency Show, Cromwell, CT, Mar 21 (Coinzip).
- ONA Coin & Currency Show, Syracuse, NY, Mar 21 (Coinshows-USA).
- Ft. Lauderdale Coin and Stamp Show, Plantation, FL, Mar 21 (Coinzip).
- Old Fort Coin Club Show, Fort Wayne, IN, Mar 21 (Coinzip).
- 27th Annual Manhattan Coin Club Show, Manhattan, KS, Mar 21 (Manhattan Coin Club).
- Cicero-Berwyn Coin & Stamp Bourse, Berwyn, IL, Mar 21 (Coinshows-USA).
- Tri-State Monthly Coin and Stamp Show, Langhorne, PA, Mar 21 (Coinzip).
- Lincoln Coin Club Show, Roca, NE, Mar 21 (Coinshows-USA).
- Omaha Coin, Currency, Stamp & Collectibles Show, Omaha, NE, Mar 21 (Coinshows-USA).
- Third Sunday Stamp and Coin Show, Fairfield, NJ, Mar 21 (Greysheet).
- O.N.R. Coin Show, Pittsburgh, PA, Mar 21 (Coinzip).
- Central PA Coin Club Annual Show, Philipsburg, PA, Mar 21 (Coinzip).
- Citrus County Coin Club Show, Homosassa, FL, Mar 21 (Greysheet).
- Columbus Coin Show, Hilliard, OH, Mar 21 (Greysheet).
CANCELLED: Franklin, TN.
Upcoming Online Currency Auctions
(Organized by earliest ending date)
Cancelled and Rescheduled Shows/Conventions
- CANCELLED: Central States Numismatic Society Convention, April 21-24 (CSNS).
- RESCHEDULED: Aachen Show, June 12-13, 2021, Aachen, Germany (Aachen-Show).
- CANCELLED: Whitman Expo, Baltimore, MD, June 3-5, 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
- Intergraf Currency + Identity, VIRTUAL, March 24-26, 2021 (Intergraf).
- High Security Printing-Latin America, Mexico City, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2021 (Reconnaissance).
- Digital Document Security, Vienna, Austria, Mar. 30-31, 2021 (Reconnaissance).
- Tax Stamp and Traceability Forum, Malta, Oct. 11-13, 2021 (Reconnaissance).
- The Europe Cash Cycle Seminar, Amsterdam, Nov 1-3, 2021 (Currency Research).
- High Security Printing-Asia, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dec. 6-8, 2021 (Reconnaissance).
- The Banknote Conference/ The Currency Conference, Washington, D.C., Feb. 21-24 2022 (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)
- A Library of Scrip and Local Currency
- Fictional currency galleries (Deviant Art).
- Pakistani Currency