Things to Read While You're in Self-Quarantine
--Each week News & Notes brings you material from around The Web with paper money content--
Silver Certificates: USA and Elsewhere
- Martha on Money: The History of the Martha Washington Silver Certificate, by Kathryn Gehred (Washington Papers). From August 2019.
- Four Years Collectors Spent Turning Paper Into Silver, by Bob Corver (Coin World). From October 2016.
- Silver Certificates Carried Blue Seal, by Paul M. Green (Numismatic News). From December 2010.
- The King of Silvers (PMG). From February 2016.
- Small Size Silver Certificates and Experimental Notes (PMG). From November 2015.
- The Making of History: Educational Series, Part I. Here is Part II (PMG). From march-May 2015.
- Los Billetes Denominados "Certificados de Plata", by Francisco Javier Rodriquez Sanchez (Numismaticodigital, in Spanish). Silver certificates issued in late 1930s Spain. From October 2016. Pdf at link.
- Origen de los Certificados de Plata del Banco de España, by Jaime Sanz (Billetes Antiquos, in Spanish). Same topic as Sanchez, illustrated with photographic proofs from Bradbury Wilkinson & Co.
- Certificados de Plata, by Fernando Padilla (Revista Opus Habana, in Spanish). From June 2009. Cuba's silver certificates.
Currency Coming and Going
"Menhara" (The National).
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)
- Northwest Arkansas Coin Club Show, Bentonville, AR, May 13-15 (Greysheet).
- Augusta Coin Club Spring 2021 Show, Grovetown, GA, May 14-15 (Coinzip).
- Annual Coin, etc. Show, Sedalia, MO, May 14-15 (Coinzip).
- Cowtown Coin Show, White Settlement, TX, May 14-15 (Coinzip).
- Lafayette Numismatic Society, Lafayette, IN, May 15 (Coinzip).
- Clarkston Area Coin Show, Clarkston, MI, May 15 (Coinzip).
- Grand Rapids Area Coin Show, Grandville, MI, May 15 (Coinzip).
- 4 Mile Coin and Collectibles Show, Grand Rapids, MI, May 15 (Coinshows-USA).
- 60th Annual Chambersburg Coin Show, Chambersburg, PA, May 15 (Coinzip).
- AMA Coin Show, Sioux Falls, SD, May 15-16 (AMAcoins).
- Milpitas Mini Coin Show, Milpitas, CA, May 15-16 (Griffin Coins).
- 3rd Sunday Coin and Stamp Show, Fairfield, NJ, May 16 (Coinshows-USA).
- Blue Ribbon Coin Show, Toledo, OH, May 16 (Blue Ribbon Coin Show).
- Camelback Collectibles Coin Show, Chandler, AZ, May 16 (Camelback Collectibles).
- Greater Atlanta Coin Show, Marietta GA, May 16 (Atlcoins).
- Annapolis Coin & Currency Show, Annapolis, MD, May 16 (Coinzip).
- Cicero-Berwyn Coin & Stamp Bourse, Berwyn, IL, May 16 (Coinshows-USA).
- Columbus Coin Show, Hilliard, OH, May 16 (Coinzip).
- South St. Paul Monthly Coin Show, South St. Paul, MN, May 16 (Meyer's Coin Shows).
- Tri-State Monthly Coin and Stamp Show, Langhorne, PA, May 16 (Coinzip).
- Madison Coin Club Annual Show, Middleton, WI, May 16 (Coinzip).
- Blackstone Valley Spring Coin & Collectibles Show, Woonsocket, RI, May 16 (Coinzip).
- O.N.R. Coin Show, Pittsburgh, PA, May 16 (Coinzip).
Upcoming Online Currency Auctions
(Organized by earliest ending date)
- CGB Internet auction, May 11 (CGB).
- Heritage U.S. Currency Weekly Auction, May 11 (Greysheet).
- Heritage World Paper Money Weekly Auction, May 11 (Greysheet).
- Stack's Bowers May 2021 World Collectors Choice Auction, May 12 (Stack's Bowers).
- Holabird Western Americana Signature Sale, May 13-17 (HolabirdAmericana).
- Heritage the Backas PMG Registry Collection Currency Special Online Auction, May 16 (Greysheet).
- Heritage World Paper Money Weekly Auction, May 18 (Greysheet)
- Heritage U.S. Currency Weekly Auction, May 18 (Greysheet).
- SINCONA Auction 69, Chinese banknotes, May 18 (SINCONA).
- World Banknote Auctions Live Sale 9, May 20 (World Banknote Auctions).
- Heritage the Tabacco Family Collection Currency Special Online Auction, May 23 (Greysheet).
- Archives International Auctions Sale 67, May 26 (AIA).
Cancelled and Rescheduled Shows/Conventions
- RESCHEDULED: Aachen Show, Sept 25-26, 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