Andrew Shiva, a native New Yorker, was educated at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (BA/MA, Forensic Psychology) and Teachers College, Columbia University (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology). A New York State licensed psychologist, Dr. Shiva was Chief Psychologist of the Division of Forensic Psychiatry at NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center and is currently an active member of the doctoral faculty at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He holds a faculty appointment at The New York University School of Medicine (Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry).

Andrew's interest in numismatics was sparked in a flea market in 1989. He assembled a significant collection of United States Type Notes which he sold in a 1995 auction. Since the sale of his first collection, Andrew has focused almost exclusively on National Bank Notes. In June of 2011, he established The National Currency Foundation. Andrew is a member of the Professional Currency Dealers' Association, and a life member of the American Numismatic Association and the Society of Paper Money Collectors.

There are many people responsible for development, maintenance, and growth of the National Bank Note Census (see acknowledgements). A special acknowledgment to Rahul Arora, a dealer and fellow collector. Without his technical support this project would still be months from completion.