This article is from the Paper Money Collecting FAQ, by Bruce Giese email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
The rec.collecting.paper-money newsgroup is open to discussion of all
aspects of paper money collecting, including stock and bond
certificates, bank issued notes, military currency, private monetary
notes, travelers checks, concentration camp currency, college currency
notes, emergency scrip, merchant scrip, checks, gift certificates, and
fantasy currency notes until further newsgroups for these topics are
The scope of the discussion will include questions about valuations,
marketplace posts, trading posts, history and origins of notes,
current events (such as upcoming changes in the US currency),
authenticity of notes, online auctions, and on-topic informational
The general "nettiquete" FAQs posted in news.announce.newusers and
news.answers apply to rec.collecting.paper-money. Excessive flaming
is politely discouraged.