Andrew Shiva, an avid collector and researcher of antique United States paper currency, founded the National Currency Foundation in the fall of 2011 to promote the history behind paper currency and provide virtual exposure to the notes themselves. Dr. Shiva is a Research Associate with the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. He is working on a project with the Museum to systematically organize, re-house, re-inventory, research and digitize the thousands of United States Bank Notes from the United States Treasury Department and the Chase Manhattan Bank Museum Collections, which are a part of the National Numismatic Collection.

Dr. Shiva, a native New Yorker, graduated with a B.A./M.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, then went on to earn a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College at Columbia University. He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center in Forensic and Clinical Psychology. A New York State-licensed psychologist, Dr. Shiva was a Chief Psychologist with the Division of Forensic Psychiatry at NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center. He is a member of the doctoral faculty at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.