Things to Read While You're in Self-Quarantine
--Each week News & Notes brings you material from around The Web with paper money content--
Collecting Postal Orders/Postal Notes
(Part I; Part II will deal specifically with the USA)
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)
- Westchester Coin and Stamp Show, Tarrytown, NY, April 16-17 (Coinshows-USA).
- Georgia Numismatic Association Coin Show, Dalton, GA, April 16-18 (GNA).
- Cheyenne Coin Expo, Cheyenne, WY, April 16-18 (Greysheet).
- Tri-Cities Coin Show, Crown Point, IN, April 17 (Coinzip).
- Hartville Coin Show, Hartville, OH, April 17 (Hartville Marketplace).
- Mountain State Numismatic Society Coin Show, Milton, WV, April 17 (MSNS).
- Fresno Coin Show, Fresno, CA, April 17-18 (Coinzip).
- Kearney Coin Show, Kearney, NE, April 17-18 (Coinshows-USA).
- ONA Coin and Currency Show, Syracuse, NY, April 18 (Coinshows-USA).
- Columbus Coin Show, Hilliard, OH, April 18 (Coinzip).
- Toledo Coin Show, Toledo, OH, April 18 (Blue Ribbon Coin Show).
- Oregon Coin, etc. Show, Wilsonville, OR, April 18 (Coinzip).
- Frederick Coin and Currency Show, Frederick, MD, April 17-18 (Coinzip).
- Cicero-Berwyn Coin & Stamp Show, Berwyn, IL, April 18 (Coinshows-USA).
- Hartford Coin and Currency Show, Cromwell, CT, April 18 (Greysheet).
- Omaha Coin etc. Show, Omaha, NE, April 18 (Coinshows-USA).
- Tazewell Coin Show, Pekin, IL, April 18 (Coinshows-USA).
- Clifton World Money Show, Clifton, NJ, April 18 (Coinshows-USA).
- Tri-State Monthly Coin and Stamp Show, Langhorne, PA, April 18 (Coinzip).
- 3rd Sunday Stamp and Coin Show, Fairfield, NJ, April 18 (Coinshows-USA).
- Waterloo-Cedar Falls Coin Show, Waterloo, IA, April 18 (Coinzip).
- Kokomo Coin and Collectibles Show, Kokomo, IN, April 18 (Coinshows-USA).
Upcoming Online Currency Auctions
(Organized by earliest ending date)
- Heritage U.S. Currency Weekly Auction, April 13 (Greysheet).
- Heritage World Paper Money Weekly Auction, April 13 (Greysheet).
- Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice Auction, April 15 (Greysheet).
- World Banknote Auctions Sale 7, April 15 (World Banknote Auctions).
- Mavin International Auction 56, April 17 (Mavin International).
- Heritage World Paper Money Weekly Auction, April 20 (Greysheet)
- Heritage U.S. Currency Weekly Auction, April 20 (Greysheet).
- Heritage Central State Currency Signature Auction, April 21-23 (Greysheet).
- Archives International Auction 66, April 23 (Archives International).
- Heritage World Paper Money Fair Signature Auction, April 30 (Greysheet).
- Heritage the Backas PMG Registry Collection Currency Special Online Auction, May 16 (Greysheet).
- SINCONA Auction 69, Chinese banknotes, May 18 (SINCONA).
- Heritage the Tabacco Family Collection Currency Special Online Auction, May 23 (Greysheet).
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).
- CANCELLED: June Long Beach Expo (Coinweek).
- 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
- High Security Printing-Latin America, Mexico City, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 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