Society of Paper Money Collectors

The Society of Paper Money Collectors (SPMC) promotes the study and appreciation of paper money and related financial history. As a non-profit organization, the SPMC provides grants for research, publishes a bi-monthly journal, sponsors exhibits and lectures at regional and national venues, and supports education and outreach to the greater numismatic community.

Collecting Paper Money website

The purpose of this public website is to introduce new collectors to the fascinating world of collecting paper money, and also provide a useful resource for existing collectors.

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Huntoon-Shiva Encyclopedia of U.S. National Bank Notes

This encyclopedia covers every aspect of U.S. National Bank Notes issued from 1863 to 1935. It contains over 1,500 pages in 144 chapters, and is designed to be a dynamic work in progress.

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Paper Money Articles Index

This index provides links to all 2500+ articles that have appeared in Paper Money Journal since the first issue in 1962. Each article is a separate pdf document for easy viewing or download.

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FUN Convention - January 2023

FUN is the new home for our annual SPMC activities, including the big SPMC breakfast with raffle, membership meeting and speaker presentations.  Come join us in January!

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Bank Note History Project

Find out who signed your bank notes, and learn more about them! This project consists of two websites, the Banks & Bankers Database search website and Bank Note History Wiki website.

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Obsoletes Database Project

Visit SPMC’s online census and catalog of U.S. Obsolete Notes, built with the assistance of many contributing members.

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Paper Money - Vol. LXII + No. 5 - Whole #347 - Sep./Oct 2023

Journals Posted 2 weeks 5 days ago

Plate Letters on Large Size NBNs--Peter Huntoon] How the 1914 FRN Serial #1 Red Seals were Saved--Lee Lofthus High Serial Discovery--Peter Huntoon The Fate of Baugh's Cotton Mill in Alabama...

Passing of an Icon

Press Releases Posted 6 months 5 days ago

                                                It is with sadness that we have to report that John Nelson Rowe III, the last surviving charter member of the SPMC, passed away on...

Tampa Paper Money Expo FL Center Building

Events Posted 4 days 12 hours ago

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 5, 2023 to Saturday, October 7, 2023

Tampa Fairgrounds - Florida Center Building
Tampa, FL, FL

News & Notes Volume IX, No. 14

News & Notes Posted 12 hours 56 min ago

News & Notes Volume IX, No. 14                      September 19, 2023       From the Internet Bookshelf                 --Each week News & Notes brings you material from around The Web with...

Mapping the Group of Twenty

Blogs Posted 1 week 5 days ago

Cartography and Currency – II Mapping the Group of Twenty                                                                                   Wolf Warrior Barbie, 2023 (Image source: Warner Bros...

Donor's Wall


We recognize & gratefully acknowledge those who donated to SPMC. You, too, can contribute. Please consider making a donation to SPMC to help us with our mission. Thank you!

Dealer Directory

Get in touch with member paper money dealers in your area to buy or sell.

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Hall of Fame

SPMC honors major past and present contributors to the hobby. Visit our Hall of Fame.

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Literary and service awards are presented each year to SPMC members for sharing their knowledge and talents.

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