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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    Bibliography of the 17th Century Numismatic Books *
    By Christian E. Dekesel

    Published by Spink, London, 2003

    * This title was also the Winner of the 14th ILAB-LILA International Prize for Bibliography

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    Seleucid Coins (2 volumes)
    By Arthur Houghton & Catherine Lorber 

    The American Numismatic Society • Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.

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    Tokens of the Industrial Revolution 1787-1828
    By H.E. Manville

    British Numismatic Society, SPINK

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    Russian Coins of Peter the Great
    By Mikhail E. Diakov

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    Coinage and History of the Roman Empire (2 Volumes)
    By David L. Vagi

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    La Storia di Venezia attraverso le medaglie dal XIV al XIX secolo
    By Piero Voltolina

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    Money: A History
    Edited by Jonathan Williams

    Published by the The British Museum, January 1997
    ISBN 0-7141-0885-5

    Money: A History
    This title may also be previewed online via

    NOTE: This book is published to accompanied the British Museum's HSBC Money Gallery, which opened on 30 January 1997.

    NOTE: The 2nd edition, published in 2007, is also generally available from retailers and online merchants.

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    Trésor – Légendes et Réalités
    By Sabine Bourgey

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    Die Württembergischen Medaillen von 1496-1797
    By U. Klein & A. Raff

    "The ceremony of the Book Prize took place at the Stuttgart Castle Museum on Friday, September 20th, 1996. In the presence of Prof. Dr. V. Himmelein (Director of the Landesmuseum), IAPN President Dr. Hans Voegtli present the Prize to the two co-authors, Dr. Ulrich Klein and Albert Raff. their magnificent book "Die Würrembergischen Medaillen von 1496-1797" had won First Prize at the last General Assembly in Berlin."  from Bulletin - Circular No. 100, December 1996

    [Ref.: IAPN - AINP Berlin General Assembly, 24-27 May 1996]

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    The Currency of Fame. Portrait medals of the Renaissance
    By Stephen Scher

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