The IAPN Book Prize

Since 1982, in order to encourage the publication of books of scientific and general interest,
the International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN) has awarded an annual honorary prize for a numismatic work published the previous year. During the annual IAPN General Assembly, members hold a vote to select a winner from among the many titles submitted to the competition.

The IAPN Book Prize consists of a medal, a diploma and a monetary award of
CHF 1,000 (Swiss Francs). Prize winners are formally presented with their awards
during future IAPN gatherings.

Books suitable for the prize must be submitted to the Chairman of the Publication Committee at least 90-days before the General Assembly of the Association convenes.

Submission Requirements for the next IAPN Book Prize:
– All books must have a 2024 imprint.
– All nominations to be sent by email to the Chairman of the Publication Committee by Friday, 31 January 2025.
– The deadline for submissions of physical books to the Chairman is Friday, 21 February 2025.

Previous IAPN Book Prize Winners and their publications are listed below.

Congratulations to Mr. Jerome Mairat, Winner of the 2024 IAPN Book Prize.

This year’s Book Prize was decided by a vote of the membership of the IAPN at its 72nd General Assembly in San Francisco on Sunday, 19 May. Mr. Mairat, curator of Roman Coins at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England, was awarded the IAPN Book Prize for his title, Roman Imperial Coinage, Volume V.4: The Gallic Empire (AD 260-274), published by Spink in London.

Pictured at left, a representative from SPINK Books (London) receiving the
IAPN diploma on behalf of Mr. Mairat
as presented by Peter Preston-Morley (Noonan's) on 27 June at an IAPN Member event held in Madrid, SPAIN during, MADrid2024.  

Second prize went to Cori Sedwick Downing, a senior numismatist at the house of Daniel Frank Sedwick in Winter Park, Florida, and Isaac Rudman, a collector from the Dominican Republic, for their The Charles & Joanna Silver Coinage of Santo Domingo, 1542-1552, published by Isaac Rudman in Santo Domingo.

Third prize went to Glenn Murray, the Spanish-domiciled 72-year old Los Angeles-born numismatist, for his Boato y Tecnología: Cincuentines, centenes y escudos de a echo, published by the Asociación Amigos de la Casa de la Moneda de Segovia, in Segovia, Spain.  

The nomination list of all 23 titles entered for this year's Prize may be viewed here

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    Italian Cast Coinage.
    A descriptive catalogue of the Cast Bronze Coinage
    and its struck counterparts in ancient Italy from the
    7th to 3rd centuries BC (2013)
    By Italo Vecchi

    ISBN 978-0-9575784-0-1

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    Siamese Coins from Funan to the Fifth Reign
    By Ronachai Krisadaolarn & Vasilijs Mihailovs 

    ISBN: 9749863542  (Links to

    More about the authors receiving this award by
    Authors Receive IAPN Award for Book on Siamese Coins

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    La Moneda Circulante en el Territorio Argentino 1574-2010.
    By Hector Carlos Janson

    Published by the author.

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    British Commerative Medals and Their Values
    By Christopher Eimer

    ISBN 978-1-907427-06-0
    Available from
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    Salzburg, Münzen und Medaillen 1500-1800. (2 volumes)
    By Helmut Zöttl

    ISBN 978-3-9502590-0-1/-1-8

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    Die Didrachmenprägung von Segesta
    By Silvia Mani Hurter

    ISBN: 978-3-033015-64

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    The Coins of Roman Antioch
    By Richard McAlee

    ISBN 0-9709268-9-8
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    Corpus Nummorum Visigothorum
    By J. Vico Monteolivia, et al.

    ISBN 84-609-8913-5

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    Die Münzen des Stiftes Quedlinburg
    By M. Mehl

    ISBN 3-933420-02-4

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    Monete Italiane Regionali
    By S. Cudazzo, Publisher: 
    Casa Savoia

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