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Inducted in: 2019

Austin Sheheen, JR

A long time collector of South Carolina paper (notes, stocks, bonds, etc), Mr. Sheheen holds SPMC member #2207 and Life Member #122. He served the society as President from 1991-1993; vice-president 1989-1991 and governor from 1988-1992. He published South Carolina Obsolete Notes in 1960 and did a major revision South Carolina Obsolete Notes and Scrip in 2003.

Inducted in: 2019

George Wait

Mr. Wait was one of the founders of the SPMC holding member #5, Honorary Member #5 and Honorary Life Member #5. He was a leading proponent of paper    money research and publication. He was the author of two books in SPMC's landmark Wismer Series, one on Maine notes and the other on New Jersey notes. He was the first secretary of the society and served it for many years.

Inducted in: 2018

Louis Van Belkum

Mr. Van Belkum was SPMC member # 707 and received the Nathan Gold award in 1976. He was a school teacher in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His main interest was National Banknotes.

Inducted in: 2018

Hugh Shull

Hugh is a world renowned dealer, author and expert in the field of United States Obsolete and Confederate Currency for over 40 years. He is Life Member #6 of the SPMC.

Inducted in: 2018

Neil Shafer

Neil is SPMC member #681. He has received many awards from the Society including the Nathan Gold Award in 1967.  He is one of the worlds’ top authors and researchers for paper money. He was integral in assisting in developing the Standard Catalogue of World Paper Money.  Neil joined the Air Force Orchestra, based in Washington, DC.

Inducted in: 2018

Matthew (Matt) Herman Rothert

Matt is SPMC member #166. He served as on the SPMC board of governors from 1967-1969. He received two awards of merit and the Nathan Gold Award in 1964. He is best known for his efforts to have the motto "In God We Trust" put on our currency, a project he began in November 1953 and which he shephered through Congress until President Eisenhower signed it into law on July 11, 1955.

Inducted in: 2018

Martin Delger

Martin is SPMC member #4762. He served the Society as governor from 1982-1984 and was awarded the Nathan Goldstein award for recruitment three times. He also served as the exhibit chairman for the Internation Paper Money Show in both Memphis and Kansas City for many years only having retired this year. He was a collectors of Michigan Nationals and Fractional Currency.

Inducted in: 2017

Daniel Valentine

Dr. Daniel Webster Valentine began collecting while working as a clerk in his father's general store in Englewood, NJ.  He joined the New York Numismatic Club shortly after it was formed and was appointed as chairman of the paper money and publications committee in 1913.  The committee was charged with developing a comprehensive list of postage and fractional currency. 

Inducted in: 2017

Chuck O'Donnell

Mr. O'Donnell was member SPMC #3473. He served as SPMC governor from 1967-1981.  He was awarded a president;s award of merit and the Nathan Gold award in 1980. He was a co-author of the Standard Handbook of Modern United States Paper Money first published in 1968.

Inducted in: 2017

Judith Murphy

One of the true grande dames of currency, Judith with her husband Claud were stalwarts for the SPMC. She served the society relentlessly for many years.