The Business of Collecting
New Banknote Issues
Local Coin/Numismatic Shows Happening this Week
(Always call ahead to confirm)
- Denver Coin Expo, Denver, CO, May 5-7 (Rocky Mountain Coin Expos).
- Houston Spring Coin Show, Houston, TX, May 6-7 (Coinzip).
- Sacramento Valley Coin Club Show, Sacramento, CA, May 6-7 (SVCC).
- Richmond Coin Club Show, Richmond, VA, May 6-8 (Greysheet).
- Tempe, AZ; Tampa, FL; Owensboro, KY; Grand Haven, MI; Jackson, M; Lansing, MI; Lamar, MO
Palmyra (Hershey) PA; Columbia, SC; Knoxville, TN; Tacoma, WA
Upcoming Online Currency Auctions
- Stack's Bowers May 2022 Hong Kong Auction, Session A, May 3 (Stack's Bowers).
- Heritage U.S. Currency Weekly Auction, May 3 (Greysheet).
- Heritage World Paper Money Weekly Auction, May 3 (Greysheet).
- Archives International Auction 76, May 4 (AIA).
- Heritage Central States Currency Auction, May 4-7 (Greysheet).
- World Banknote Auctions Live Sale 25, May 5-6 (World Banknote Auctions).
- Emporium Hamburg Numismatics, Auction 99, May 6 (Emporium Numismatics).
- Archives International Auction 76, May 6 (AIA).
- Heritage U.S. Currency Weekly Auction, May 10 (Greysheet).
- Heritage World Paper Money Weekly Auction, May 10 (Greysheet).
- Stack's Bowers May 2022 Hong Kong Auction, Session J, May 10 (Stack's Bowers).
- Stack's Bowers May 2022 Hong Kong Auction, Session I, May 10 (Stack's Bowers).
- Stack's Bowers May 2022 Hong Kong Auction, Session L, May 11 (Stack's Bowers).
- Dix Noonan Webb banknote auction May 26 (DNW).
Major Coin and Currency Shows
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