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A History of Printed Money

Article Index
A History of Printed Money
Receipts representing Money
First Use of Paper Money
First European Banknotes
Problems for the Public
The Battle with Counterfeiters
Early Security Features
High Denomination Banknotes
Enhanced Security Features
Acknowledgements

This article may be freely used for non-commercial, educational purposes as long as credit is given to the author and the International Bank Note Society. Permission to use this article does NOT extend to donated illustrations, the copyrights to which do not directly belong to the author. Melbourne, Australia, 20 July 2008

Acknowledgements

  • Standard Catalog of World Paper Money Vols.I, II & III, Krause Publications
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  • Numismondo www.numismondo.com Garry Saint, Webmaster
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  • Stack’s Auctions www.Stacks.com
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  • IBNS Journal Various Issues
  • Various Reserve and Central Bank Sites