News & Notes, Volume I, No. 4

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Five banknotes preferred by hipsters.
A useful photoshop trick.
"Water as currency".
FIFA head Sepp Blatter is assaulted with fake dollar bills.

UK notes to become more reflective of the country's parts.
The Bank of England's 
nomination deadline for the new £20 note has passed, with nearly 30,000 entries.
The story of Amílcar Cabral, and why he appeared 
on the banknotes of both Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau. (in German)
Why not Rosie the Riveter?
Victor Dubreuil's paper money art.
New notes: UAE
Najib pushes back against banknote company allegations.
Using the copy machine will become more difficult.

Currency recognition techniques (pdf, technical).
Profile of Harley Spiller, author of  Keep the Change: A Collector’s Tale of Lucky Pennies, Counterfeit C-Notes, and Other Curious Currency (Princeton Architectural Press, 2015),
 A comparison of Liberty Dollars and Bitcoin, by Kevin Dowd (pdf).
Brito et al, The Law of Bitcoin.
Meshi Ori, A Moral Problem of Counterfeit Money (gated, but the first page asks a question I've always wondered about).
Does cash enable corruption? (gated)

"Money Talks" at the ANA World's Fair of Money possibly relevant to paper money collectors:

MT: "A Potpourri of Interesting and Rare Mining Tokens & Scrip" (David Schenkman) 2:00 pm Room 6 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center


MT: "Israel's Banknotes Highlight Jerusalem's Old City Gates" (Howard M. Berlin) 3:00 pm Room 6 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

(Click here for the full ANA schedule)
PMG display at the ANA show.

Show me the money: The Image of Finance, 1700 to the Present, at the Peoples History Museum, Manchester, July 11, 2015-
The Sixth International Scientific and Practical Conference on Security Printing Watermark Conference-2015, Sochi, Russia September 22-24, 2015.