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Inducted in: 2017

Daniel Valentine

Dr. Daniel Webster Valentine began collecting while working as a clerk in his father's general store in Englewood, NJ.  He joined the New York Numismatic Club shortly after it was formed and was appointed as chairman of the paper money and publications committee in 1913.  The committee was charged with developing a comprehensive list of postage and fractional currency. 

Inducted in: 2017

Chuck O'Donnell

Mr. O'Donnell was member SPMC #3473. He served as SPMC governor from 1967-1981.  He was awarded a president;s award of merit and the Nathan Gold award in 1980. He was a co-author of the Standard Handbook of Modern United States Paper Money first published in 1968.

Inducted in: 2017

Judith Murphy

One of the true grande dames of currency, Judith with her husband Claud were stalwarts for the SPMC. She served the society relentlessly for many years.

Inducted in: 2017

Carlton Frederick "Fred" Schwan

An avid collector, author and researcher of MPC, Mr. Schwann formed the BNR press in 1977. He has authored numerous articles and reference books on MPC and military currency solo and in partnership with Joe Boling. Mr. Schwan and Mr. Boling write a monthly column in Paper Money "Uncoupled" that has been voted the favorite column by readers.

Inducted in: 2017

Joseph E. "Joe" Boling

Mr. Boling holds SPMC member #3967. An avid collector of paper money specializing in Japanese and worldwide counterfeit currency, he is frequent presenter on the topic. He was awarded the Stephen Taylor Best in Show exhibit award in 1982. He has authored many articles and books on MPC and military currency solo and with his partner Fred Schwan. He and Mr.

Inducted in: 2016

Raphael Prosper Thian

Served as chief clerk with adjutant general of the United States 1861 to 1865.  He was the author of Currency of the Confederates States in 1884 that was illustrated with actual Confederate bank notes from his collection. His currency collection was sold at auction by David Proskey January 15, 1885

Inducted in: 2016

Herb & Martha Schingoethe

Inducted in: 2016

Michael Crabb

Mr. Crabb holds SPMC member #3285 and honorary life member #4.  He served as chairman of the Memphis Coin Club's International Paper Money Show for many years. He served as SPMC governor 1976-1996, publicity chairman in 1992 and was chair of the nominating committee in 1978 and 1992. He was awarded the Nathan Gold award in 1977 and an ANA President's award in 2011.

Inducted in: 2016

Walter Allan

Mr. Allan has SPMC membership #1477 and is life member #311.  He served as SPMC governor from 1982-1986; was chairman of the nominating committee in 1984. He won the Dr. Glenn Jackson Literary award in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and the Julian Blanchard Exhibit Award in 1969, 1972, 1973, 1978 and 1995.

Inducted in: 2015

Fred Reed

A renowned author and researcher, Mr. Reed holds SPMC membership #4912. He served the SPMC as secretary from 1998-2012; governor 1998-2001; nominating committee chair 1999 and Wait prize chair 1999-2014. He also served as editor for Paper Money from 1999-2014 taking the publication to new highs and winning multiple ANA and NLG awards for the magazine.