Paper Currency

See exhibition: "Money on Paper: Bank Notes and Related Graphic Arts from the Collections of Vsevolod Onyshkevych and Princeton University,"
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Curator of Numismatics

There are notable holdings in U.S. Colonial / Continental and Confederate paper (ca. 650 and 2,000 pieces respectively), chiefly the gifts of C.A. Cass and André de Coppet: see L.C. West in Princeton University Library Chronicle 21 (1959), 243-4. There is a representative but far from complete collection of U.S. 19th century Broken Bank notes (ca. 1,200 pieces). There is a small holding in non-U.S. paper, but with a notable gift of Chinese and Russian 20th-century issues from W.W. Lockwood; and, from several donors, selections of German World War I currency and postwar “Notgeld.”


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