Press Releases

The Bank Note History Project

As part of its educational mission to promote the study and appreciation of paper money and related financial history, the Society of Paper Money Collectors ( is sponsoring the Bank Note History Project.

SPMC Educational Speakers Forum at FUN 2019

The SPMC Board of Governors will host table number 869 at the Florida United Numismatists Convention in Orlando.  Be sure to stop by to say hello and talk banknotes.

On-line Voting for Literary Awards has begun

Voting for literary awards including articles appearing in Paper Money, favorite column in Paper Money and book of the year has begun.

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SPMC ODP Registry Set Competition

Dear Obsolete Note Enthusiasts:

This is the first call for participants in SPMC’s first annual ODP Registry Set competition.  The platform is now open for SPMC members to build sets of their favorite obsolete notes.  The goal is for members create educational sets under various themes to show what you know and share what you have.

SPMC Receives Grants Toward Mission

SPMC gratefully acknowledges reciept of a gift of $5,000 from the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Society, and another of the same amount from the National Currency Foundation. Both gifts will be earmarked toward the Society's mission of Education, Research and Outreach (ERO).

"The timing could not be better." said SPMC President Shawn Hewitt.  "As we begin the overhaul of our education efforts, these gifts will help to put more funds into the hands of capable researchers and support our expanded presence at major shows."

SPMC Board Crafts New Mission Statement

The SPMC Board of Governors recently convened and released the following statement:

Education is a huge part of why we exist.  We are rebranding our efforts toward this goal as Education, Research and Outreach (ERO), and reevaluating how we approach all these important aspects of the Society’s mission.  One of our first steps was to recraft our mission statement, which now reads:

SPMC Table and Membership Meeting at FUN

SPMC will again have a presence at the Florida United Numismatists show in Tampa, Florida on January 4-7, 2018, including a talk by Wendell Wolka.  Click here for show information.  We will be located at table 1911 on the convention floor.  Please feel free to stop by to talk banknotes or whatever is on your mind.

Voting for Paper Money Articles is Now Underway!

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Liberty Loan Bond to be Auctioned at Kansas City


SPMC board member Joshua Herbstman has generously donated a 1918 Liberty Loan Bond to SPMC, to be sold at auction by Lyn Knight at the 2017 International Paper Money Show in Kansas City.