Things to Read While You're in Self-Quarantine
--Each week News & Notes brings you material from around The Web with paper money content--
Money in Utopian and Dystopian Thought
- Pre-1900 Utopian Visions of the "Cashless" Society, by Matthew Hollow (MPRA). Pdf at link. From 2012. Covers Thomas More, Robert Owen, William Morris, and Edward Bellamy. Shorter summary of this article, by Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo, can be found at NEP-HIS Blog.
- Money and Utopia at the Internet Archive, by Finn Brunton (Internet Archive Blogs). From 2019. Brunton is the author of DIGITAL CASH: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency
- A Utopia for Money, by Max Haiven (Public Seminar). From 2017.
- Josiah Warren's Labor Exchange Notes, by Joshua R. Greenberg (Common Place). From 2012.
- The Economics of Star Trek (Rick Webb). From 2013. Live long, and prosper.
- The Perfect Currency (The Perfect Currency). Website promoting energy-based money standards.
- The Technocrats' Magazine (History on the Net). From 1933. Browsable introduction to Technocracy, including Walter Scott's plan for Energy Certificates.
- From Technocracy to Net Energy Analysis: Engineers, Economists and Recurring Energy Theories of Value, by Ernst R. Berndt (MIT). Pfd at link. from 1982.
- Ideal Money and Asymptotically Ideal Money, by John F. Nash (Penn State U.) Pdf. at link.
Labor for Labor (Common Place)
Currency Coming and Going
The Business of Collecting
New Banknote Issues
- Central Bank of Libya issues 5 dinar note (Libya Herald).
- Iran to adopt temporary, dual-denomination currency (MRI Bankers' Guide). Also here (Banknotestreet).
- Mongolia's newly-modified family of banknotes include the 500 togrog note, the 100 togrog note, the 20 togrog note, and the 10 togrog note (Banknote News).
- South Sudan's 1,000 pound banknote (MRI Bankers' Guide). Also here (Banknotestreet). And here (All Africa).
- New Eastern Caribbean $5 note begins circulation in March (MRI Bankers' Guide). Also here (Banknotestreet).
- For Argentina's currency team, Maradona doesn't make the cut (MRI Bankers' Guide).
- Oman's new banknotes: 1 rial, 5 rial, and 20 rial (Banknote News).
- Liberia thinking of adding a new, L$ 1,000 note to its circulation (Daily Observer).
- Details for acquiring Philippines' new commemorative note coming out soon (Business Mirror).
Shows/Conventions Happening this Week that aren't Cancelled
(U.S. Shows only, some very local--call ahead to confirm)
- The Collectorama Show,Lakeland, FL, Feb. 18-20 (Coinshows).
- Houston's Early Spring Coin Show, Houston, TX, Feb. 19-20 (Coinzip).
- Stephens County Coin Show, Duncan, OK, Feb. 19-20 (Coinshows-USA).
- Reno Coin Show, Reno, NV, Feb. 19-21 (Coinzip).
- 3rd Sunday Stamp and Coin Show, Fairfield, NJ, Feb. 20 (Coinshows-USA).
- Lafayette Coin Show, Lafayette, IN, Feb. 20 (Lafayette Coin Club).
- Hartville Coin Show, Hartville, OH, Feb. 20 (Hartville Marketplace).
- Wyoming Valley Coin Show, Pittston, PA, Feb. 20-21 (NEPA Coin Clubs).
- Cupertino Coin Club Coin Show, Cupertino, CA, Feb. 21 (Coinzip).
- ONA Coin and Currency Show, Syracuse, NY, Feb. 21 (Coinshows-USA).
- Hartford Coin and Currency Show, Cromwell, CT, Feb. 21 (Coinzip).
- Blue Ribbon Coin Show, Toledo, OH, Feb. 21 (Coinshows-USA).
- Fort Lauderdale Coin and Stamp Show, Plantation, FL, Feb. 21 (Coinzip). May be CANCELLED.
- Columbus Coin Show, Hilliard, OH, Feb. 21 (Coinzip).
- Tri-State Monthly Coin Show, Langhorne, PA, Feb. 21 (Coinzip).
- O.N.R. Coin Show, Pittsburgh, PA, Feb. 21 (Coinzip).
CANCELLED SHOWS: Troy, MI; St. Paul, MN; Spartanburg, SC
Upcoming Online Currency Auctions
(Organized by earliest ending date)
- CGB Numismatique Live Auction Banknotes, Feb. 16 (CGB).
- Heritage U.S. Currency Weekly Auction, Feb. 16 (Greysheet).
- Heritage World Paper Money Weekly Auction, Feb. 16 (Greysheet).
- Heritage The Collar City Collection of New York Nationals, Feb. 21 (Heritage Auction).
- Stack's Bowers World Collectors Choice Auction Part I, Feb. 22 (Stack's Bowers).
- Stack's Bowers World Collectors Choice Auction Part II, Feb. 23 (Stack's Bowers).
- Heritage World Paper Money Weekly Auction, Feb. 23 (Greysheet).
- Heritage U.S. Currency Weekly Auction., Feb. 23 (Greysheet).
- Dix Noonan Webb, British, Irish and World Banknotes, Feb. 24 (DNW).
- Teutoburger Money Auction No. 135, Feb. 26 (Teutoburger Muenzauktion).
- Unique Signature Auction 2, Feb. 28 (Auctions-Unique).
- Stack's Bowers preview of the Karelian Collection, Mar. 24 (Stack's Bowers).
Cancelled and Rescheduled Shows/Conventions
- CANCELLED: ANA National Money Show, Phoenix, AZ, March 11-`13, 2021 (ANA).
- Aachen Show, March 20-21, 2021, Aachen, Germany (Aachen-Show). REPORTED CANCELLED-unconfirmed.
- Whitman Expo, Baltimore, MD, June 3-5, 2021 (Whitman Expo).
- 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
- Intergraf Currency + Identity, VIRTUAL, March 24-26, 2021 (Intergraf).
- High Security Printing-Latin America, Mexico City, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2021 (Reconnaissance).
- Digital Document Security, Vienna, Austria, Mar. 30-31, 2021 (Reconnaissance).
- Tax Stamp and Traceability Forum, Malta, Oct. 11-13, 2021 (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).
- 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