When a group of virtual art-state citizens decided to create a new currency, they took a different direction than the current blockchain coins. By making use of not only the physical materials but also the functional aspects of the existing financial system, the principles of the NSK State Reserve extended the retro-avantgarde toolkit of the NSK State to bring the financial industry and its history into focus.

This book reprints the notes and bonds created by The Reserve, retells important events from the institution's history, and offers direct insight into their process and principles. It showcases and discusses the idea of currency, money, art, and what constitutes a currency that we are happy to exchange and value.