The Business of Collecting
New Banknote Issues
Local Coin/Numismatic Shows Happening this Week
(Always call ahead to confirm)
- Heartland Coin Show, El Reno, OK, May 19-21 (El Reno Coin).
- PAN Coin Show, Monroeville, PA, May 19-21 (PAN).
- Augusta Coin Club Show, Grovetown, GA, May 20-21 (Augusta Coin Club).
- Sedalia Coin and Stamp Show, Sedalia, MO, May 20-21 (Coinshows-USA).
- Gallatin Coin and Currency Show, Gallatin, TN, May 20-21 (Coinzip).
- Lubbock Coin and Currency Show, Lubbock, TX, May 20-21 (Coinshows-USA).
- Kingman Arizona Show, Kingman, AZ, May 21-22 (Pioneer Country Events).
- Cape Fear Coin Club Show, Fayetteville, NC, May 21 -22 (Coinzip).
- Greenacres, FL; Devens, MA; North Attleboro, MA; Marysville, MI; Omaha, NE; Old Bridge, NJ
- Melville, NY; Sidney, OH; Westlake, OH; Trevose, PA
Upcoming Online Currency Auctions
Major Coin and Currency Shows
Arpo Yemen's version of "Great Society Funny Money", used in his one campaign for elective office.
Above, "Great Society Funny Money", issued by the Republican Congressional Committee
for the 1966 midterm elections. Below, "Tiger Money" issued by the Esso Oil Company, 1966,
after which the "Funny Money" was patterned.
Banknote, Security Printing, and Cash Management Industries
Upcoming Industry Conferences
- Tax Stamp and Traceability Forum, Malta, May 16-18, 2022 (Reconnaissance).
- HSP-EMEA, Tallinn, Estonia, June 13-15, 2022 (Reconnaissance).
- The 6th International Banknote Designer Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 24-27, 2022 (IBDA).
- HSP-Asia, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dec. 5-7, 2022 (Reconnaissance).
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
- Caishen's Temple-Asia Money
- Minnesota Nice
- 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)
- 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