Kansas City 2019 Speakers Series Schedule

2019 International Paper Money Show Speakers Series

Kansas City - June 14-15



Joseph Boling

WW I Resulted in Many Emergency Paper Money Issues—and the Counterfeiters Followed Right Along

World War I caught most participants economically unprepared, so many emergency emissions were forthcoming. Times of turmoil are fertile ground for counterfeiters, because emergency issues—often with unfamiliar designs and of inferior quality—are ripe for forging. See plenty of examples, learn how to spot them, and then go home and take a closer look at the notes in your collection!


Nick Bruyer

The First U.S. Demand Note (It's not what you think!)

When the Government resumed issuing Treasury notes after the Panic of 1837, it ignited a raging debate. Could the U.S. legally issue paper money or must it be left to state banks?  When does a Treasury note cease to be a loan and become circulating currency?  One Treasury Secretary pushed the limits and found himself in a major clash with Congress. The resulting notes were mis-cataloged so have been hiding below our radar in plain sight for 37 years.


Robert Calderman

Introduction to Small Size U. S. Currency Collecting

With the most growth potential in all of Numismatics, tremendous opportunity awaits in small size! Do you know what you should be looking for? Are your holdings adequately diversified? Learn how you can prepare to take on the future of the hobby, before it’s too late!


Steve Carr

First Names on Kansas National Bank Notes

It’s always neat to find your name in the title block of a national bank note. There is a fair chance you can find a note with your name on a Kansas national. Let’s explore this fascinating pursuit.


Mark Drengson

Launch of the SPMC National/Obsolete Bank Note History Project

The purpose of the Bank Note History Project is to stimulate research and help us discover and document the history behind our hometown bank notes that were issued from 1782 to 1935. The project and its two up and running on-line components will be explained: (1) Banks & Bankers Database/Search website and (2) Bank Note History Wiki (very similar to Wikipedia).


Ray and Steve Feller

Money of Neutral Nations in World War II

The Allied and Axis combatants issued a plethora of monetary instruments including coins, paper money, bonds and shares during WW II. However, war-related money issues also were forthcoming from neutral nations across the globe, such Iran, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Thailand and even Haiti, including camp monies and local issues. We will illustrate the breadth of these emissions along with their stories.


Pierre Fricke

A tales from each side of the Civil War: United States Demand Notes and Mysterious CSA Fantasy Issues

In the North, Congress authorized the first issuances of U. S. Treasury circulating notes in the form of Demand Notes during the Civil War. In the South, the plethora of Confederate issues proved ripe for counterfeiting where forgeries were copies of issued notes, but some were fantasies. Cataloguer Criswell awarded type numbers to two of the fantasies and promoted them as essay notes! Yes, there is a rich story behind both of these tales from across the divide!


Peter Huntoon

Nuclear Silver: When Treasury collided with Physics

The Manhattan Engineering Works in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, under General Leslie Groves, produced the Little Boy atomic bomb that devastated Hiroshima using fission of uranium-235. How on earth did this involve the U. S. Treasury silver stockpile housed at the newly constructed West Point repository? This numismatic story will blow your mind.


Roger Urce

Japanese Puppet Banks in China

The Japanese had long desired to exercise control over all of Eastern Asia to advance their military and economic goals. As they began their occupation of Chinese provinces during WW II, puppet banks were established to take control over the economy. We’ll explore the history of these banks and illustrate the bank notes that they issued.


Jamie Yakes

Small-Size 12-Subject Changeover Pairs

Small-size changeover pairs bridging all sorts of varieties were a curious byproduct of BEP production from the 1920s to 1950s. Although they form an avidly collected niche, the technical explanation for how they were created often is poorly understood. Learn what constitutes a changeover pair, how they were produced, and the rich scope of varieties that came about.




10        Joseph Boling

11        Steve Carr

12        Peter Huntoon

1          Robert Calderman

2          Roger Urce



10        Jamie Yakes

11        Ray and Steve Feller

12        Pierre Fricke

1          Nick Bruyer

2          Mark Drengson



Event Date: 
Friday, June 14, 2019 to Saturday, June 15, 2019
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