From the Internet Bookshelf
--Each week News & Notes brings you material from around The Web with paper money content--
Priston Money (non-wartime)
Currency Coming and Going
- The Franc: A Coin, a Currency, and Orphan, by Gilles Bransbourg (American Numismatic Society). ANS "Pocket Change" blog.
- The meanings of legal tender (ANA, via E-Sylum). ANA "Coin Press" blog.
- French composer Maurice Ravel on a test banknote (Geldscheine-online, in German).
- "Cheques Circulares" of the German Overseas Bank (Geldscheine-online, in German).
- Wall Street's Crypto Artist (E-Sylum).
- Stablecoins' antebellum antecedents (E-Sylum).
- Jeremy Lee on Hong Kong banknotes (Numismatic News).
- A little Libyan dinar history (Banknote World).
- The Chagos Archipelago, the Pobjoy Mint, and compensation (Coinsweekly).
- Legal Tender for Me, but not for Thee (E-Sylum).
- The cashier who accepted George Floyd's $20 (The Guardian, via E-Sylum
- German hyperinflation celebrates its centennial (MRT).
- Myanmar's banknote shortage (The Mainichi).
- Countries that use the U.S. dollar, countries that use the Euro (WorldData).
- Inflation and moral panic (Mother Jones).
- More about cryptonotes (Coin World).
The Business of Collecting
New Banknote Issues
Local Coin/Numismatic Shows Happening this Week
(U.S. Shows only, some very local--call ahead to confirm)
- Altoona Battlefield Coin Show, Altoona, PA, June 3-5 (Coinshows-USA).
- Sacramento Coin Show, Sacramento/McClellan, CA, June 4-5 (Sacramento Coin Show).
- Des Moines Coin Club Show, Urbandale, IA, June 4-6 (Des Moines Coin Club).
- Texas Numismatic Show, Arlington, TX, June 4-6 (TNA).
- Knoxville Coin & Currency Show, Knoxville, TN, June 5 (Coinzip)
- SEMO Miner Show, Miner, MO, June 5 (Coinshows-USA).
- COINACOPIA Monthly Show, Tampa, FL, June 5 (Coinzip).
- New Market Coin Show, New Market, MD, June 5 (Coinshows-USA).
- Bloomington Coin & Currency Show, Bloomington, MN, June 6 (Coinzip).
- Peotone Coin & Currency Show, Peotone, IL, June 6 (Peotone CCS).
- The Garden State Show, Parsippany, NJ, June 6 (Coinzip).
- Universal etc. Show, Fairview Park, OH, June 6 (Coinzip)
- North County Monthly Coin Show, Anaheim, CA, June 6 (Coinshows-USA).
- Gold Coast Coin Show, Hollywood, FL, June 6 (Coinshows-USA).
- Decatur Coin Show, Decatur, IN, June 6 (Decatur Flea Market).
Upcoming Online Currency Auctions
(Organized by earliest ending date)
- Heritage U.S. Currency Weekly Auction, June 1 (Greysheet).
- Heritage World Paper Money Weekly Auction, June 1 (Greysheet).
- Lyn Knight Late Spring Auction, June 2-3 (Lyn Knight Auctions).
- Teutoburger Muenzauktion, Auktion 137, June 4 (Teutoburger Muenzauktion).
- Spink UK British Banknotes e-Auction, June 8 (Spink).
- Heritage U.S. Currency Weekly Auction, June 8 (Greysheet).
- Heritage World Paper Money Weekly Auction, June 8 (Greysheet).
- Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice Auction, June 9 (Stack's Bowers).
- World Banknote Auctions Live Sale 10, June 10 (World Banknote Auctions).
- A. Karamitsos Postal and Live Internet Auction 984 (Part A), June 12 (A. Karamitsos).
- A. Karamitsos Postal and Live Internet Auction 984 (Part B), June 12 (A. Karamitsos).
- Auktionshaus Gaertner, 50th Auction, June 21-26 (Christoph Gaertner).
- Dix Noonan Webb, British, Irish and World Banknotes auction, August 26 (DNW).
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, March 14-16, 2022 (Reconnaissance).
- Tax Stamp and Traceability Forum, Malta, May 16-18, 2022 (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).
- Digital Document Security, Vienna, Austria, Jan. 17-19, 2022 (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