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. 2 - Whole # 344 - Mar/Apr 2023

Journals Posted 2 weeks 1 day ago

Hawaiian Discovery Note—Peter Huntoon Merchant Notes of Tuscaloosa Alabama--Charles Derby Legal Tender Non-Star Serial Ranges--Peter Huntoon Clayton Cowgill--Terry Bryan Asachel Eaton's...

Passing of an Icon

Press Releases Posted 3 days 11 hours 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...

Georgia Numismatic Association GNA Anniversary Coin Show

Events Posted 4 months 3 days ago

Event Date: 
Friday, April 14, 2023 to Sunday, April 16, 2023

Northwest geogia Trade and Convention Ctr.
Dalton, GA

News & Notes Volume VIII, No. 40

News & Notes Posted 2 days 14 hours ago

News & Notes Volume VIII, No. 40                           March 21, 2023      From the Internet Bookshelf                 --Each week News & Notes brings you material from around The Web...

When Jenny Lind Circulated in America

Blogs Posted 3 weeks 3 days ago

Bringing Vignettes to Life When Jenny Lind Circulated in America Introduction      IN HER STUDY of women on currency, Virginia Hewitt observes that “almost all women on notes are personifications or...

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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