IBNS Journal 57-1

IBNS Journal Volume 57 Issue 1 has been sent to the printers and is avaialble to download from the Website. Topics include: Perkins Bacon Paper Money, Adolphe Sax, 10 Swiss Francs, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Serial Number Nuances and the Sample Notes of Kurz. Login to download your copy.

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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

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


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