Other U.S. Collecting Categories
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Collecting Stock & Bond Certificates (Scripophily)
Scripophily is the study and collecting of old stocks & bonds and gained recognition as a hobby around 1970. An important aspect of scripophily is financial history. Each certificate is a piece of history about a company and its business. Many collectors like the historical significance of old certificates, while others prefer the beauty and ornate engraving of older stocks and bonds.
- This 1979 Paper Money article by Dale L. Flesher provides a good overview of the Scripophily collecting hobby.
- The IBSS is a worldwide association of people interested in the study and collecting of stock and bond certificates. The society was founded in 1978 as a non-profit organization with the goal to promote, encourage and develop all aspects of scripophily.
- The ASBCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the education and study of American historical securities.
- This Index page has links to all articles on U.S. Stocks & Bonds that have appeared in the Paper Money Journal since the first issue in 1962.
Collecting U.S.D.A. Food Coupons (Food Stamps)
Food Coupons (commonly called Food Stamps) were issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1939 to 1943. The program was revived in 1961 by President Kennedy, and Food Stamps continued to be issued until 1990 when electronic benefit transfer cards replaced the paper Food Stamps. In 2009, Food Stamps where demonetized, so it is now legal to collect them. Since Food Stamps were printed by the Bureau of Engraving, had serial numbers like currency, and also had replacement 'star' issues, collecting them often appeals to paper money collectors.
- This 2011 Paper Money article by Peter Huntoon and Tom Conklin provides a great overview of this collecting specialty.
- This 1976 Paper Money article by Neil Shafer lists quantities printed, along with serial number details, etc for Food Coupons issued 1961-1975.
- This Index page has links to all articles on U.S. Food Coupons that have appeared in the Paper Money Journal since the first issue in 1962.
- (Any reference books or websites for collecting food coupons? (These Food Coupons are often available on eBay))
Collecting U.S. College Currency
In the late 1800s, many U.S. business colleges printed College Currency that was used to help train students in banking and accounting. These notes would prominently show the college's name to make it obvious that this was not real currency.
- This Index page has links to all articles on U.S. College Currency that have appeared in the Paper Money Journal since the first issue in 1962.
- College Currency: Money for Business Training edited by Neil Schafter
- This 1993 reference book included college currency from the Herb & Martha Schingoethe collection.