Awards Programs


Nathan Gold Memorial Award

Lifetime achievement award.

Founders Award

For outstanding achievement during the past year.

President's Award

Presented by the President to person(s) deemed to have provided service to SPMC in the past year worthy of recognition.

Nathan Goldstein Award

Top new member recruiter.

Forrest Daniel Award for Literary Excellence

Given in recognition for exceptional literary achievements.

Wismer Award

Given to the author of the best new book. Other deserving authors may receive Awards of Merit.

George M. Wait Memorial Award

Educational research award ($500 each, up to four per year)

Dr. Glen Jackson Award

For best article in any news media about proofs, vignettes, etc.

Literary Awards

Outstanding Literary Awards and applicable honorable mentions for each of the following categories:

  • U.S. Small Size Notes
  • National Banknotes
  • Confederate
  • Obsolete Notes
  • World
  • Federal currency not recognized in the above categories.

Stephen R. Taylor Best in Show Award

Best overall exhibit at the Memphis International Paper Money Show

Julian Blanchard Award

For best exhibit at Memphis related to proofs, vignettes and/or specimens

Honorable Mentions

Two honorable mentions may also be awarded