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Hall of Fame


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Inducted in: 2015

Milt Friedberg

Milt was SPMC #1370. Considered by many to be the Father of fractional currency collecting, Milt assembled one of the most complete and comphrehensive collections of fractional ever formed. It was lacking just one note when it was sold by CAA at the 1997 FUN show. Milt was a prolific author, researcher and exhibitor.

Inducted in: 2015

Roger Durand

SPMC member #2816, Mr. Durand was a collector of obsolete bank notes and scrip. He served as president of the SPMC 1987 to 1989; vice-president 1983-1987; treasurer 1979-1983; librarian 1994-1999; governor 1981-1988; wismer award chairman 1991-1992 and was chairman of the life membership committee, finance committee, publicity committee and served on the member recruitment committee.

Inducted in: 2015

Douglas Bleakley Ball, PhD.

Mr. Ball served as president of NASCA 1976 to 1984 and as consultant with R. M. Smythe after. A prolific author and researcher, he contributed several articles to Paper Money, Bank Note Reporter and The Numismatist.  Author of Confederate Interim Depository Receipts and Funding Certificates Issued in the Commonwealth of Virginia 1861-1865.

Inducted in: 2015

Charles Jackson Affleck

Mr. Affleck was SPMC member #150 and Honorary Life Member #6. He served the society kas governor from 1962-1964 and assistant editor 1962-1963. He was the recipient of the Nathan Gold Memorial award in 1969. In conjunction with Ben M. Douglas he was author of Confederate Bonds and Certificates in 1960. He wrote The Obsolete Paper Money of Virginia in 2 volumes 1968 and 1969.

Inducted in: 2014

Glenn Smedly

Mr. Smedley was a founder of the SPMC and is considered by some to be the father of the SPMC. He led a group in the early 1960s to form the society. He is member #3 and Honorary Life Member #3. He served as president from 1969-1971; treasurer 1961-1965 and governor 1964-1977.  He also served as the awards chairman in 1970 and nominating chairman in 1969.

Inducted in: 2014

Chester Krause

Mr. Krause was SPMC member #9 and was named an Honorary Life Member in 2006. He was the recipient of a president's award in 2002 and the Nathan Gold Memorial award in 1989.  In 1952, he formed Krause publications and began publishing Numismatic News.

Inducted in: 2014

Peter Wesley Huntoon

Renowned researcher and author, Mr. Huntoon holds SPMC member #662. He was awarded an honorary life membership in 2016. He specializes in researching federal records pertaining to currency issues at the U. S. National Archives and Bureau of Engraving and Printing certified proofs of U. S. currency that are housed in the National Numismatic Collections in the Smithsonian Institution.

Inducted in: 2014

Ruth W. Hill

Ms. Hill was an American numismatist who specialized in the collection of historical banknotes from around the world.

Inducted in: 2014

John Thomas Hickman

Mr. Hickman was SPMC member #1590. He was the recipient of the Nathan Gold Memorial Award in 1983 and 1995. He was named a Numismatic Ambassador in 1983. He co-wrote the Standard Catalog of National Banknotes that was published in 1982. Was a partner with Dean Oakes in Hickman & Oakes auctions, presenting 44 auctions. He served as curator of the Higgins Museum for a time.

Inducted in: 2014

Gene Hessler

Mr. Hessler holds SPMC member #3157, life member #100 and honorary life member #10. He served the society as governor from 1987-2001 and editor of Paper Money from 1984-1998. He also served as awards committee chair in 1996 and publications committee chair in 1992-1993.