Sheraton Crown Center
2345 McGee Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Bourse Schedule:

Thursday, June 7 : 12 pm - 6 pm Dealer/Exhibitor set-up
Friday, June 8 : 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday, June 9 : 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, June 10 : 9 am - 3 pm


Early Bird Badge: $75
General: $7/person/day
$20 per family includes:
all events, speakers series,
Bourse admission all days

Hotel Info:

Sheraton Crown Center Hotel
2345 McGee Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 841-1000

IPMS Contact:

Doug Davis, Bourse Show Chairman
Call: 817.723.7231
or email Doug@IPMSKansasCity.com



The International Paper Money Show

This year, for the 42nd time, the IPMS will continue its history of bringing the world of Paper Money and Banknotes as part of the fabric of currency since the beginning of time.

I have said for years if you want to talk paper money you need to come to the IPMS. This show is dedicated to currency, which by its definition is “a system of money in general use in a particular country”. Currency is a generally accepted form of money, including coins and paper notes, which is issued by a country and circulated within an economy. Used as a medium of exchange for good sand services, it is the basis for trade.

This event has non-stop action for those who collect, investigate, buy, sell, and trade currencies of the world, but primarily made of paper, polymer, tyvek, seal skin, wood, plastic and to a more limited extent, gold, silver, copper, platinum, and materials used in trade.

Our convention space is located within the Sheraton Hotel perfectly positioned inside the Crown Center Complex. The famous HALL family had built the Complex as the corporate headquarters for Hallmark Cards. Obviously there is a difference between designing greeting cards and designing banknotes. However, we feel both require a major amount of talent and artistry and will provide a strong sense of camaraderie for the event.

The Crown Center complex offers an all inclusive shopping and entertainment venue, complete with live theatre, casual and fine dining, mixed with a wide array of educational and nightlife experiences. So much to do day or night and it’s all within walking distance through a a series of climate controlled glass walkways.

While in Kansas City you will have an opportunity to check out one of the most amazing collections of paper money the Midwest has to offer. Kansas City is the home of the Tenth Federal Reserve Bank Headquarters. At their money museum you can see a display of the 1928 $100,000 Gold Certificate serial #2. That’s not all! They also possess some ultra rare large size Gold Certificates as well. It is a high quality museum that is open to the public free of charge. The Money Museum is a short ride or a good walk from our venue.

Make the most of your trip! Other attractions abound, go to www.visitkc.com for even more entertainment suggestions.

Dates of the 2018 International Paper Money Show:

Thursday, June 7 - Sunday June 10 (see full schedule at left)


Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center: 2345 McGee St., KCMO, 64108 - 816-841-1000


Click here to download a coupon for $5 off admission:



Free Educational Speakers Series - 2018 :

Each year, specialists from around the globe meet at the IPMS to present brand new research in the field of paper money. There is no charge for admission for this series. Check out this year's line up! Click here for a detailed listing with descriptions and time listings.

Bill Brandimore - Collecting small size Federal Reserve notes with an emphasis on $5s

Joseph Boling - How fakers messed up their products—laziness or ignorance

Robert Calderman - Cherry Picking 101: How to score amazing notes without breaking the bank!

Steve Carr - Inside Kansas Nationals—One amazing tale on top of another

Carlson Chambliss - Philippine emergency paper money, 1941-1945

Ray and Steve Feller - Overprints on WWII Currency

Jerry Fochtman - Dr. Daniel W. Valentine—postage and fractional currency & half dime pioneer

Pierre Fricke - Counterfeit Confederate money made in the Union

Peter Huntoon - New Deal Money, the creation of money during the Great Depression

Roger Urce - Japanese Colonial Issues for Taiwan

Jamie Yakes - R & S experimental $1 1935A silver certificates


2018 Room Reservations :

Our block of rooms has been set aside! Book today for a special rate! Click here and make your reservation online or call the hotel at 816-841-1000 and mention the International Paper Money Show.

Bourse Applications :

Bourse applications are now available! Click here to download your application. Be a part of this important event!


Nearby entertainment :

Not sure where to go for a night on the town? Check out the KC Restaurant Guide website for a list of nearby locations for drinks and dining. (Nearby locations will include the Downtown and KC Power & Light areas.)


International Paper Money Shows of the past: