The Business of Collecting
New Banknote Issues
Selected Upcoming Shows/Conventions
- Whitman Expo, Baltimore, Maryland, November 14-17, 2019 (Whitman Expo).
- Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show, January 9-12, 2020 (FUN).
- New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), January 16-19, 2020 (NYINC).
- 38th annual Paris Paper Money Show, Paris-Bagnolet, France, February 8, 2020 (AFEP).
- Annual meeting of the American Historical Print Collectors Society, May 20-23, 2020, Louisville, Kentucky (AHPCS)
- XVI International Numismatic Congress, Warsaw, Poland, September 19-24, 2021 (INC). Yes, that year is 2021.
Banknote, Security Printing, and Cash Management Industries
Upcoming Industry Conferences
- SecurityPrinters, Banknotes + Identity Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 23-25, 2019 (SecurityPrinters).
- Banknote Equipment Manufacturer Conference, Frankfurt, Germany, November 4-5, 2019 (ECB and FRS).
- The Holography Conference, Athens, Greece, November 14-15, 2019 (Reconnaissance).
- High Security Printing-Asia, Yokohama, Japan, November 25-27, 2019 (Reconnaissance).
- Optical Document Security, San Francisco, USA, January 29-31, 2020 (Reconnaissance).
- 15th Security Document Summit, Beijing, China, December 10-11, 2019 (SDS).
- World Banknote Summit, Prague, Czech Republic, February 24-26, 2020 (World Banknote Summit).
- High Security Printing-EMEA, Lisbon, Portufal, March 9-11, 2020 (Reconnaissance).
- The Banknote Conference, Washington, D.C., May 11-14, 2020 (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).
- 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)
- Fictional currency galleries (Deviant Art).
- Pakistani Currency