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Inducted in: 2021

Dean Oakes

Dean Oakes began his collecting hobby, starting with coins in 1949 when he was 13. He along with two partners opened A&A Coins in 1962 and became the sole owner in 1965. In 1972, he joined with long-time partner, John Hickman and they conducted 38 auctions sales under the banner of Hickman-Oakes from 1976-1989.

Inducted in: 2021

Clifford Leslie Mishler

Clifford "Cliff" Mishler is a long time publiser, editor, writer and advocate for all of numismatics. His first book was "United States and Canadian Commemorative Medals and Tokens" which he published in 1958.

Inducted in: 2021

Henry R. "Hank" Bieciuk

One of the five founding fathers of the SPMC, Bieciuk was member #1 of the society. He was the first president serving from 1961-1963 and and as governor from 1963-64. He also servied as the first editor of the journal "Paper Money" for issues 1-8. He worked as a columnist for Coin World. He wrote a book on Texas currency, "Texas Confederate County Notes and Private Scrip" in 1961. 

Inducted in: 2020

David Cassell (D.C.) Wismer

David Cassell Wismer pioneered the cataloging of obsolete notes in The Numismatist as early as 1907, but he is best known for his article the "Descriptive List of Obsolete Paper Money" that ran in The Numismatist from June 1922 to November 1936. Mr. Wismer passed away on May 31, 1949, predating the SPMC. He was a 50-year member of the ANA , member #127, joining in December 1892.

Inducted in: 2020

Allen Mincho

After graduating from New York University Law School in 1971 Allen became a full-time currency dealer in 1980. He specialized in National Bank Notes and Large Size Type notes and has personally handled the lion’s share of the rarities that have come to market in the last four decades.

Inducted in: 2020

Len Glazer

Len Glazer, a co-founder and president of Currency Auctions of America, is widely recognized as one of the country's foremost authorities on paper money. Before graduating from St. John's University, he became a recognized dealer of - and authority on - Fractional Currency. In 1975, Len founded Fractional Currency Incorporated. In 1990, Len helped start Currency Auctions of America, Inc.

Inducted in: 2020

C. John Ferreri

C. John Ferreri started collecting paper money in 1969 and was attracted to the artistry that was usually found on it, especially the obsolete issues. Starting with an interest in Connecticut issues he soon branched out to the rest of the New England States, keeping him busy for the next 50 years.

Inducted in: 2019

Frederick Charles Cogswell (F.C.C.) Boyd

F. C.C. Boyd was born in New York City on April 4 or 10, 1886 and died on September 7, 1958. He is primarily known to the numismatic world today through the sales of the John J. Ford Collection, the latter having acquired many numismatic items from Boyd. His numismatic interests were far reaching, from colonials to odd and curious, as well as political ribbons.

Inducted in: 2019

Lyn F. Knight

Lyn Knight has been involved in Numismatics for 56 years staring with very humble beginnings to the present day where he conducts auctions and operates the annual International Paper Money Show. Lyn grew up in Cherokee Iowa, a nice little community in northwest Iowa.

Inducted in: 2019

James Roy Pennell, JR

Pennell was born on May 29, 1924 and passed away on June 17, 2008.  Mr. Pennell received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University and was a graduate of the Harvard Business School (1973 - 1975). He served in the United States Naval Reserve during World War II and the Korean Conflict.