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.

Collecting Paper Money website

The purpose of this public website is to introduce new collectors to the fascinating world of collecting paper money, and also provide a useful resource for existing collectors.

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Huntoon-Shiva Encyclopedia of U.S. National Bank Notes

This encyclopedia covers every aspect of U.S. National Bank Notes issued from 1863 to 1935. It contains over 1,500 pages in 144 chapters, and is designed to be a dynamic work in progress.

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Paper Money Articles Index

This index provides links to all 2500+ articles that have appeared in Paper Money Journal since the first issue in 1962. Each article is a separate pdf document for easy viewing or download.

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FUN Convention - January 2024

FUN is the new home for our annual SPMC activities, including the big SPMC breakfast with raffle, membership meeting and speaker presentations.  Come join us in January!

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Bank Note History Project

Find out who signed your bank notes, and learn more about them! This project consists of two websites, the Banks & Bankers Database search website and Bank Note History Wiki website.

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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 LXIII * No. 3 * Whole No. 351 * May/June 2024

Journals Posted 1 month 19 hours ago

Issuance & Redemption of Aldrich-Vreeland Emergency Currency--Lee Lofthus Update on Wade $10 Silver Certificate Article--Huntoon, Lofthus, Moffitt Treasury Sealing Assigned to Treasurers...

SPMC Activities at Winter FUN - Orlando - January 2024

Press Releases Posted 7 months 2 days ago

SPMC Activities at Winter FUN - Orlando - January 2024   Be sure to join your fellow SPMC members at Winter FUN in Orlando, coming up in January at the Orange County Convention Center...

Buena Park Coin Show

Events Posted 5 months 2 weeks ago

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024 to Sunday, June 16, 2024

Retail Clerk's Hall
Buena Park, CA

News & Notes Volume IX, No. 51

News & Notes Posted 1 day 8 hours ago

News & Notes Volume IX, No. 51                            June 4, 2024         From the Internet Bookshelf                 --Each week News & Notes brings you material from around The Web...

"J. Proctor Knott, Jr."

Blogs Posted 1 month 4 weeks ago

Bringing Vignettes to Life "J. Proctor Knott, Jr."        WHEN FRANCES HODGDON BURNETT'S sentimental rags-to-riches story, Little Lord Fauntleroy, was published in 1886, it ignited a craze among...

Donor's Wall


We recognize & gratefully acknowledge those who donated to SPMC. You, too, can contribute. Please consider making a donation to SPMC to help us with our mission. Thank you!

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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