Stephen Appleton has been awarded the Paul Simon Memorial Award for 2014. Stephen is a member of several numismatic societies, including both the Queensland Numismatic Society and the Australian Numismatic Society (Queensland). Stephen is an active member of both these societies, but of particular note is that he is the current Secretary and Editor of the Queensland Numismatic Society, Secretary (with a few gaps) since 1998, and Editor continuously since 1997. He was also President of the QNS for two years. Stephen is a prolific writer, to say the least, having published over 100 articles in the QNS Magazine alone. And Stephen has made a mammoth contribution to numismatics in Queensland, both openly with library and other displays (for example) and behind the scenes, something that not many people are aware of but is very much noticed by those who know of his work.