The following are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about The Banknote Book:
Q: When will The Banknote Book be available in printed form?
A: The Banknote Book is now available in print
as a three-volume set (in your choice of black & white or color) covering all 165 chapters as of mid-May 2013. In addition, chapters 20 pages or longer are available as individual booklets in color. If you are interested in purchasing printed copies of other chapters, please click here to write to me using the Contact form
.Q: When will the XYZ chapter of The Banknote Book be published?
A: I do not have a schedule for publishing particular chapters that extends beyond the next few weeks. Some countries are much more challenging to complete than others due to the large number of notes to be cataloged, as well as the difficulty in obtaining information about and images of rare issues. However, rest assured that I intend to cover every country eventually and already have working drafts of all countries, past and present.Q: How do you establish the prices for notes in The Banknote Book?
A: I am reporting prices, not setting them. I am not a dealer, nor am I a collector of means, so I don’t have any hidden agenda when pricing notes for the catalog. For the most part, I search auction results online, including eBay and the major auction houses which specialize in collectibles. I look for completed sales rather than mere listings because those transactions represent market-clearing prices, not overly optimistic auction estimates. When sales data are difficult to obtain, I check dealer price lists and also solicit input from contributors who have been paying close attention to their specific areas of interest. Pricing is not a science by any means, and I’m always ready to make adjustments, higher or lower, if someone can demonstrate that a given note’s price isn’t realistic.Q: What happens when my subscription expires?
A: You will receive an email notifying you that the subscription has expired. You will still be able to log in to the subscribers-only web site
, but none of the chapters will be available for downloading in the Content tab until you click the Renew Now link at the bottom of the Main tab and pay for another year's access. If you choose not to renew your subscription, all previously downloaded PDF files are yours to keep and enjoy, though you will no longer be entitled to revisions or new chapters.