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Awards List


Award / Awarded For
Nathan Gold Award
Winner

For outstanding achievement and long-term service to the SPMC.

In thirty-two years of professional numismatic work, Mr. Hagen has catalogued all or parts of over 300 public auction sale catalogs featuring over $100,000,000 of numismatic collectibles of all genres. After nearly a decade as Vice President of R. M. Smythe & Co., Mr. Hagen established his private consulting practice in 1998. In addition, he was an associate at Stack’s/Stack’s Bowers Galleries, in New York City, a professional numismatic firm and auction house, from June, 2006 to July, 2013.

Major projects worked upon included lead paper currencies cataloger for the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society currency sales conducted by Heritage Auctions. Earlier, the Ford Family Trust with Stack’s and The Schingoethe Family Collection in association with R.M. Smythe & Co. Most recent projects include the Mike Coltrane Collection in association with Heritage Auctions.

He is a continuing contributor to the Friedberg Paper Money of the United States now in its 20th edition, the Early Paper Money of America by Eric P. Newman, the Whitman Encyclopedia of Obsolete Paper Money (currently, at volume 7) and other Whitman projects, and numerous articles.

Mr. Hagen is a 1980 graduate of Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is a full time resident of New York City.

 

Bruce Hagen
Founders Award
Winner

For outstanding achievement during the past year.

Andy Timmerman
President's Award
Winner

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

Jim Phillips
Nathan Goldstein Award
Winner

For recruitment of the most new members into the SPMC.

Thomas Denly
Education, Research and Outreach Award
Winner

For significant contributions to the SPMC's empasis and activities related to education, research and outreach. 

Benny Bolin, Robert Calderman, Mark Drengson, Pierre Fricke, Shawn Hewitt, Cody Reginnitter, Wendell Wolka--for presentations at the first SPMC virtual general meeting.
Forrest Daniel Literary Award
Winner

In recognition of literary achievements related to paper money and associated topics

Loren Gatch
Wismer Award
Winner

Given to the author(s) of the best new book related to paper money and associated topics. 

Charles Derby and Bill Gunther--Alabama Obsolete Book
Wismer Award--Runner(s) Up
Winner

Given to the author(s) of the runners up for best new books related to paper money and associated topics.

Joshua Greenberg
Literary Award--U. S. Large & Small Size Currency
First place

For the most popular article appearing in Paper Money in this category.

Lee Lofthus
Literary Award--U. S. Large & Small Size Currency
Second place

For the second most popular article appearing in Paper Money in this category.

Joe Farrenkopf
Literary Award--National Bank Notes
First place

For the most popular article appearing in Paper Money in this category.

Frank Clark
Literary Award--National Bank Notes
Second place

For the second most popular article appearing in Paper Money in this category.

Gary Bleichner
Literary Award--Obsolete Currency
First place (tie)

For the most popular article appearing in Paper Money in this category.

Q. David Bowers & Gerald Dzara
Literary Award--Obsolete Currency
Second place

For the second most popular article appearing in Paper Money in this category.

Charles Derby
Literary Award--Confederate Currency
First place

For the most popular article appearing in Paper Money in this category.

Enrico Aidala
Literary Award--World Bank Notes
First place

For the most popular article appearing in Paper Money in this category.

Evangelos Fvsikas
Literary Award--Miscellenous
First place

For the most popular article appearing in Paper Money in this category.

Nick Bruyer
Literary Award--Miscellenous
Second place

For the second most popular article appearing in Paper Money in this category.

Richard Melamed & Benny Bolin
Favorite Column
First place

For the most popular column appearing in Paper Money.

Robert Calderman--Cherry Picker's Corner
Favorite Column
Second place

For the second most popular column appearing in Paper Money.

Michael McNeil--The Quartermaster Column