Awards Programs

Nathan Gold Memorial Award

Lifetime achievement award.

Founders Award

For outstanding achievement during the past year.

President's Award

Presented by the President to person(s) deemed to have provided service to SPMC in the past year worthy of recognition.

Nathan Goldstein Award

Top new member recruiter.

Education, Research and Outreach Award (formerly the Social Media Award)

For significant contributions to SPMC's emphasis on Education, Research and Outreach.

Forrest Daniel Award for Literary Excellence

Given in recognition for exceptional literary achievements.

Wismer Award

Given to the author of the best new book. Other deserving authors may receive Awards of Merit.

George M. Wait Memorial Award

Educational research award ($500 each, up to four per year).

Dr. Glenn Jackson Award

For best article in any news media about proofs, vignettes, etc.

Literary Awards

Outstanding Literary Awards and applicable honorable mentions for each of the following categories:

  • U.S. Large & Small Size Notes
  • National Banknotes
  • Confederate
  • Obsolete Notes
  • World
  • Federal currency not recognized in the above categories

Stephen R. Taylor Best in Show Award

Best overall exhibit at the annual SPMC convention.

Julian Blanchard Award

For best exhibit related to proofs, vignettes and/or specimens.

Honorable Mentions

Two honorable mentions may also be awarded.