Press Releases

SPMC Receives Grants Toward Mission

SPMC gratefully acknowledges reciept of a gift of $5,000 from the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Society, and another of the same amount from the National Currency Foundation. Both gifts will be earmarked toward the Society's mission of Education, Research and Outreach (ERO).

"The timing could not be better." said SPMC President Shawn Hewitt.  "As we begin the overhaul of our education efforts, these gifts will help to put more funds into the hands of capable researchers and support our expanded presence at major shows."

SPMC Board Crafts New Mission Statement

The SPMC Board of Governors recently convened and released the following statement:

Education is a huge part of why we exist.  We are rebranding our efforts toward this goal as Education, Research and Outreach (ERO), and reevaluating how we approach all these important aspects of the Society’s mission.  One of our first steps was to recraft our mission statement, which now reads:

SPMC Table and Membership Meeting at FUN

SPMC will again have a presence at the Florida United Numismatists show in Tampa, Florida on January 4-7, 2018, including a talk by Wendell Wolka.  Click here for show information.  We will be located at table 1911 on the convention floor.  Please feel free to stop by to talk banknotes or whatever is on your mind.

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Liberty Loan Bond to be Auctioned at Kansas City


SPMC board member Joshua Herbstman has generously donated a 1918 Liberty Loan Bond to SPMC, to be sold at auction by Lyn Knight at the 2017 International Paper Money Show in Kansas City.

Chester L. Krause

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing yesterday of Chester L. Krause, a founding member of the SPMC, a member of the Hall of Fame, friend and mentor to innumerable collectors and their brethren, but most importantly, a numismatic pioneer and a man of incomparable generousity.

Memphis 2016 Speakers Series Schedule Announced


Memphis International Paper Money Show Speakers Series 2016


Joseph Boling: Out of China – the latest in faked currency

Coins are not the only spurious numismatic material coming from China. There is no end of paper as well. This talk will show many examples of counterfeits prepared for collectors, as well as garden variety replicas that are being sold over internet outlets daily.

Only 10 Days Left to Vote for Literary Awards

There are only 10 days left to vote (voting ends May 10) for your favorite articles, books and column for 2015.  Please take the time to vote!  You must be signed in and use the link to vote. Only one vote per category per member. Winners will be announced and honors bestowed at Memphis.

SPMC Journal Now Available for Download

The SPMC Board of Governors is pleased to announce that PDFs of the entire history of its bi-monthly journal, Paper Money, are now available to members to download and use for their own personal reference.

Previously, the journal was posted to the society's website and viewable only through an interface that protects the journal from downloads, printing and copying.  This was set up intentionally due to concerns about unlawful reproduction of the journal.