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.


Take your collecting experience to the next level by joining those who already have.

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Bank Note History Project

Find out who signed your bank notes, and learn more about them! Do some research and write up a Banker Bio or Bank History as part of SPMC's Bank Note History Project!

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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 LXI - No. 1 - Whole 337 - Jan/Feb 2022

Journals Posted 1 week 1 hour ago

Hawaiian Series Currency--Lee Lofthus 1861 Fantasy Corporation Notes—Charles Derby When Treasury Silver Collided w/Physics--Peter Huntoon Series 1929 Overprinting Plate--Peter Huntoon...

Paper Money and its Authors Win 2021 NLG Writers Awards

Press Releases Posted 5 months 5 days ago

At its 2021 Writers Award Ceremony on August 6, the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) announced that Paper Money and its editor, Benny Bolin, won the 2021 award for the Best Club or Not-for-Profit...

65th Houston Money Show

Events Posted 5 months 2 weeks ago

Event Date: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 to Saturday, January 22, 2022

Lone Star Convention Center
Conroe, TX

News & Notes Volume VII, No. 30

News & Notes Posted 1 week 13 hours ago

News & Notes Volume VII, No. 30                         January 11, 2022    From the Internet Bookshelf       --Each week News & Notes brings you material from around The Web with paper money...

Joseph D. Clapp, Lucien B. Caswell, and Early Banking in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

Blogs Posted 2 weeks 6 days ago

Bringing Vignettes to Life Joseph D. Clapp, Lucien B. Caswell, and Early Banking in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin      When Joseph D. Clapp’s portrait began appearing in the late 1880s on drafts drawn on...

Happy New Year! Name One Favorite New Acquisition From 2021

Forum Posted 2 weeks 4 days ago

I acquired a $3 Obsolete Banknote from the Bank of Manchester in the State of Michigan which has a portrait of Benjamin Franklin at the center. It is dated 20 November 1837, and it is special to me...

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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