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.  

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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    La Monetazione di Messana
    By Ms. M. Caccamo Caltabiano

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    Gold Coins of the World from Ancient Times to the Present
    By Robert Friedberg

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    The Coinage of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Italian Somalia
    By Dennis Gill

    ISBN-10‏: ‎ 0962750301
    ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0962750304

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    A Catalogue of the Calouste Gulbenkian Collection of Greek Coins, Part II
    By G.K. Jenkins & M. Castro Hipolito (Lisboa)

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    Celtic Coinage of Britain
    By R.D. Van Arsdell

    ISBN: 9780907605249

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    The Art and Craft of Coin Making: A History of Minting Technology
    By D.R. Cooper

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    Corpus Nummorum Siculorum I-III
    By Romolo Calciati

    By Edizioni G.M., Milan, ITALY (1986)

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    Medeval European Coinage I, The Early Middle Ages (5th-10th Centuries)
    By Philip Grierson & Mark Blackburn

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    Corpus des Monnaies Alawites (Banque du Maroc)
    By D. Eustache

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    Coinage of the Crusades and the Latin East in the Ashmolean Museum Oxford
    By D. M. Metcalf

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