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Inducted in: 2019

Frederick Charles Cogswell (F.C.C.) Boyd

F. C.C. Boyd was born in New York City on April 4 or 10, 1886 and died on September 7, 1958. He is primarily known to the numismatic world today through the sales of the John J. Ford Collection, the latter having acquired many numismatic items from Boyd. His numismatic interests were far reaching, from colonials to odd and curious, as well as political ribbons.

Inducted in: 2019

Lyn F. Knight

Lyn Knight has been involved in Numismatics for 56 years staring with very humble beginnings to the present day where he conducts auctions and operates the annual International Paper Money Show. Lyn grew up in Cherokee Iowa, a nice little community in northwest Iowa.

Inducted in: 2019

James Roy Pennell, JR

Pennell was born on May 29, 1924 and passed away on June 17, 2008.  Mr. Pennell received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University and was a graduate of the Harvard Business School (1973 - 1975). He served in the United States Naval Reserve during World War II and the Korean Conflict.

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

Luis VanBelkum

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.