"Society of Paper Money Collectors President Frank Clark
reminds researchers and authors that the deadline for the 1st
Annual George W. Wait Memorial Prize entries is nearing.
Deadline is March 15th. SPMC instituted the $500 annual
award last year to promote the publication of quality new
paper money books.
The prize is open to researchers and authors of unpublished,
book-length paper money works in any field of paper money
or financial documents, or historical or economics works in
which the examination of paper money is integral. Entrants
need not be members of the Society to apply. In addition to
the unrestricted $500 grant, a complimentary membership in
SPMC is awarded if the recipient is not already a Society
The award memorializes and honors the late George W. Wait,
an early SPMC President, and a leading proponent of paper
money research and publication. Wait also was the first
SPMC Secretary, and the author of two books in SPMC’s
landmark Wismer Series which catalogs the obsolete currency
of the United States on a state-by-state basis. Mr. Wait died
A “Call for Entries” was published in the November/December
issue of the Society’s award-winning bimonthly magazine, Paper
Money. Additional copies of the rules are available for an
SASE by writing, Wait Memorial Prize, Dept. N, P.O. Box
793941, Dallas, Texas 75379-3941."
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