Tom Denly of Boston, Mass, was awarded the SPMC's highest award, the Nathan Gold award at the 2012 International Paper Money Show in Memphis. The award considered to be the lifetime achievement award recognizes an individual who has supported and worked for the SPMC over many years. Denly, a long time currency dealer has also won the award for recruiting the most members more than any other person, a total of 11 times since his first win in 1990. Denly has also been awarded three SPMC President's awards for his service. Shawn Hewitt was awarded the Founder's award for his work redesigning and operationalizing the SPMC website.