Archive – Honours and Awards

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COIN OF THE YEAR 2008 – winners of the 2010 COTY Award drawn

Each year the US-American journal World Coin News awards the COTY Award celebrating the year’s best coins... more ]

IOC Honorary member Professor Walther Tröger receives World Money Fair Award 2010

Prof. Walther Tröger has been awarded during the 15th World Olympic Collectors’ Fair at the German Sport and Olympic Museum Cologne with the prestigious World Money Fair award... more ]

Swissmint Awarded Otto Paul Wenger Prize

The prestigious Otto Paul Wenger Prize was awarded to “swissmint” by the Association of Swiss Professional Numismatists. more ]

Krause Publications Announces Coin of the Year Award Winners?

The international panel of more than 60 judges has selected the winners. Voting for the coin of the Year, as well as the People’s Choice award will begin shortly... more ]

Coty 2011 – this time featuring pictures

Krause has announced the winners. By now, we can show you pictures of all coins. There is also one change to communicate... more ]

Hungary has won the COTY People’s Choice Award for an incredible fourth time

Since the existence of this category no other country has ever won this award. In 2011 Hungary remains People’s Choice... more ]

ANS confers Huntington Medal Award to Bernd Kluge

In recognition of his significant contributions to the field of numismatics Bernd Kluge will receive the Huntington Medal Award 2009 on March 24, 2011... more ]

The International Coin Design Competition 2010

Since 1998, Japan Mint has invited coin designs from all over the world to the International Coin Design Competition (ICDC). Now the winners of the competition 2010 are chosen... more ]

University of Vienna awarded Otto Paul Wenger Prize

The prestigious Otto Paul Wenger Prize was awarded to the Institute for Numismatics and Monetary History of the University of Vienna by the Association of Swiss Professional Numismatists. Of special merit are the Institute’s publications... more ]

American Numismatic Society Announces 2012 Gala Honorees

The American Numismatic Society announces the honorees for the 2012 Dinner Gala: Harlan J. Berk and Frederic G. Withington. Mr. Berk and Mr. Withington will be honored on Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City... more ]

Krause Publications Announces Coin of the Year Nominees

Krause Publications has announced the nominees for the 2012 Coin of the Year awards. The awards honor the best in coin design and manufacturing from around the world and will be presented during a ceremony taking place at the World Money Fair in Berlin... more ]

Krause Publications Announces 2012 Coin of the Year Winners

Krause Publications has announced the winners of its 2012 Coin of the Year Awards. Voting for the People’s Choice Award is still open. The 2012 COTY Awards will be given February 4, 2012, at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany... more ]

Voting Opens for 2012 People’s Choice Coin of the Year Award

Voting is now open for the People’s Choice Coin of the Year Awards, sponsored by Krause Publications and NumisMaster.com. Everybody is invited to participate and give his or her vote! more ]

“Jonah In the Whale” Named Coin of the Year

A 2-New Sheqalim coin from the Bank of Israel has been named Coin of the Year by Krause Publications. The “Jonah In the Whale” silver coin was chosen the best of 10 individual category winners for coins minted in 2010 by an international panel of coin experts. more ]

“Ancient British Coins” wins RNS award

The authors of Ancient British Coins - Elizabeth Cottam, Philip de Jersey, Chris Rudd, John Sills – have been awarded the Lhotka Prize by the Royal Numismatic Society. more ]

Think tank in Liechtenstein

Since decades the Coin Invest Trust in Balzers, Liechtenstein, takes the market by surprise with innovative coins till then unimmaginable. For these products the company has received many prestigious awards. Only recently it was awarded with the prize for the most innovative coin of the “Coin of the Year” Award in Berlin. more ]

International Coin Design Competition (ICDC)

In their International Coin Design Competition 2011 the Japan Mint received 127 works from 16 countries for the General Category and 174 works from 7 countries for the Student Category. And here are the winners. more ]

International Coin Design Competition 2012

To encourage creativity and enhance the artistry of coin designs the Japan Mint will hold the International Coin Design Competition 2012. Besides the student section there is a general section open to any interested person. The entry period is going to begin on June 1, 2012. more ]

IADAA Member Jerome M. Eisenberg Honored by the President of Italy

Jerome Eisenberg was awarded the Order of the Star of Italy. He was decorated due to his commitment as journalist founding and publishing Minerva and due to his effort to promote the ethical acquisition of antiquities. more ]

Ursula Kampmann received Otto-Paul-Wenger Award

On June 29, 2012 numismatist and CoinsWeekly publisher Ursula Kampmann has received the prestigious Otto-Paul-Wenger Award. By that prize the Association of Swiss Professional Numismatists honours those who are particularly engaged in propagating numismatics. more ]

Quadrennial award of Royal Belgian Numismatic Society

The Royal Belgian Numismatic Society has been granting an award every four years since 1981. Authors of numismatic works in the largest sense possible may submit papers until October 1, 2013. Read the complete conditions here. more ]

Dutch coin is Coin of the Year 2013

After the announcement of the winners in the various categories of the Coin of the Year Award the jury has announced as well the overall coin of the year: a Dutch coin featuring a QR barcode. more ]

David Dykes awarded the BNS North Book prize for 2012

The British Numismatic Society’ North book prize was awarded to Dr David Dykes for his volume on Currency and Coinage in Eighteenth-Century Britain: the Provincial Coinage. The Sanford Saltus Medal was awarded to Dr Martin Allen. more ]

Kushnir-Stein Receives Meshorer Numismatic Prize

Prof. Alla Kushnir-Stein was awarded the 2013 Ya’akov Meshorer Numismatic Prize at a ceremony and reception in her honor at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, on January 15th. She is the fourth recipient of this award. more ]

American Numismatic Society 2013 Annual Gala a Success

The American Numismatic Society held its 2013 Annual Gala event on 10 January honoring Roger Siboni, who retired as ANS President in October 2012, as well as Richard B. Witschonke and Rosemary Lazenby. more ]

Hubert Lanz receives World Money Fair Award

On February 1, 2013 Hubert Lanz received the World Money Fair Award for his numismatic merits. Rarely a single person has done more for coin collecting in Germany and Europe. Since years Hubert Lanz is fighting for the right of every European to collect coins. more ]

2012 and 2013 Huntington Awards for excellence in numismatic scholarship

The American Numismatic Society announces Dr. Ioannis Touratsoglou and Prof. Olivier Picard as the respective recipients of the 2012 and 2013 Archer M. Huntington Awards. more ]

Hendin Receives 2013 Medal from Gunnar Holst Foundation for Numismatics

David Hendin was the recipient of the 2013 Gunnar Holst Numismatic Foundation Medal, awarded at the University of Göteborg, Sweden, on May 16. CoinsWeekly congratulates on this well-deserved recognition of his achievements. more ]

2012 and 2013 Huntington Awards for excellence in numismatic scholarship

The American Numismatic Society announce Dr. Ioannis Touratsoglou and Prof. Olivier Picard as the respective recipients of the 2012 and 2013 Archer M. Huntington Awards. more ]

American Jews Honor Unsung Hero of Soviet Jewry Movement

The Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award is given every year to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to strengthening the American Jewish community. This year, the award is presented to Avital Sharansky. more ]

MONETA wins two prestigious awards at once

Moneta, the journal of the Ottawa Numismatic Society in Canada has won two prestigious awards. Although moneta has won each of these awards previously, this is the first time it has taken top honors for both in the same year. more ]

American Israel Numismatic Association won ANA award

The Shekel, bi-monthly periodical of the American Israel Numismatic Association won the First Place Award for Outstanding Publication of a Specialty Coin Club, recently presented by the American Numismatic Association. CoinsWeekly congratulates them! more ]

Details on Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium quadrennial prize

As the Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium announced the deadline for submitting a memoir for its next quadrennial prize has been fixed to November 1st, 2013. Submitting authors must not be older than 35 years. more ]

ANS Announces 2014 Gala Honorees

On January 9, 2014 the American Numismatic Society will honor Marian Scheuer Sofaer and the Honorable Abraham D. Sofaer with the Trustees’ Award, thanking these two members, supporters, benefactors and donors for their decades-long commitment. more ]

Krause Publications Announces 2014 Coin of the Year Nominees

Krause Publications has announced the 99 nominees for the 2014 Coin of the Year awards. Each year, the awards honor the best in coin design from around the world. The awards will be presented during a ceremony Feb. 8, 2014, at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. more ]

Krause Publications’ World Coin News Announces 2014 Coin of the Year Winners

France and Australia are the top contenders following the first round of voting for 2014’s Coin of the Year Award sponsored by World Coin News. Both countries take home trophies in two of 10 categories. more ]

France Wins 2014 Coin of the Year Award

France has won the 2014 Coin of the Year Award. The Monnaie de Paris’ Yves Klein 10-euro silver coin with a distinctive blue hand of the artist against a silver background triumphed Dec. 8 at the conclusion of voting by an international panel of judges. more ]

Pawel Leski wins ANS’s J. Sanford Saltus Award

The American Numismatic Society has selected Pawel Leski to receive the Society’s 2014 J. Sanford Saltus Award for distinguished achievement in the art of the medal. Established in 1913, the award remains one of the most prestigious awards in the field of medallic art. more ]

Herbert Wähner is presented Krause Lifetime Achievement Award

Only few artists can rejoice over such great a number of people whose daily life is enriched by their work. Herbert Wähner, engraver at Austrian Mint, has shaped modern numismatics in Austria. Now, he has been presented a lifetime achievement award. more ]

ANS awards Archer M. Huntington Award to John W. Adams

The American Numismatic Society awards John W. Adams the 2014 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship. more ]

ANS receives NEH Grant

The ANS and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World received a major grant of $300,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities which will provide for the full implementation of the Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE) project. more ]

The American Numismatic Society Announces 2015 Gala Honorees

The American Numismatic Society will honor longtime benefactors Elizabeth and Stanley DeForest Scott with the Trustees’ Award at the Annual Dinner Gala on Thursday, January 8, 2015. The evening promises to be particularly lively ... more ]

Coin News pluri-awarded at Annual Writers Competition 2014

Three awards for Coin News made their staff rejoice. Every year the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) honours numismatic publications and writers in various categories. more ]

Krause Publications Announces 2015 Coin of the Year Nominees

Krause Publications has announced the 94 nominees for its 2015 Coin of the Year awards. The awards will be presented in January at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. For the first time, the public can also vote, independent of the jury’s decision. more ]

Coin of the Year Winners 2015 Announced

Austria is the outstanding winner of the COTY 2015. World Coin News’ international panel of judges has chosen Austrian coins as top coins in three out of ten categories. Now the winner of the winners, the Coin of the Year is going to be chosen. more ]

CIT's 'Crying Wolf' pluri-awarded

The name Coin Invest Trust stands above all for innovative technology. This year, the company from Liechtenstein was particularly successful at the Coin Constellation in Moscow. more ]

ANA calls for nominations for 2015 Medallic Sculpture Award

The American Numismatic Association has announced the 2015 Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture. Nominations can be submitted until January 15, 2015. more ]

Austrian Mint’s Klimt and his Women named Coin of the Year 2015

The Austrian Mint’s 2013 Klimt and his Women 50-euro gold coin has been named Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges. The trophy will be presented January 31, 2015 at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. more ]

Whitman Publishing: “Share Your Hobby” Photo Contest

Whitman Publishing announces a numismatic photography contest with prizes up to $500 in retail value. The “Share Your Hobby” Photo Contest is open to all photographers 18 and older and will run through the Fourth of July 2015. more ]

Excellence in Currency Awards: The Winners

Seven organisations have scooped a prestigious award from the International Association of Currency Affairs. The awards were presented at a special ceremony during the Currency Conference on 14 May in Vancouver. more ]

ANS awards Archer M. Huntington Award 2015 to Arthur A. Houghton

The American Numismatic Society awards the 2015 Archer M. Huntington Award to Arthur A. Houghton, III in recognition of his outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship. The award ceremony will be held on May 16, 2015 in New York. more ]

Nominations Open for Excellence in Currency Awards for Coins

International Association of Currency Affairs will present four awards related to coins at The Coin Conference in Madrid, Spain in October. Two new categories have been added. more ]

Winners of the International Coin Design Competition 2014

Japan Mint has announced the winners of the International Coin Design Competition 2014. The objective of the competition is to encourage creativity and enhance the artistry of coin designs. more ]

New Jersey Teenager Wins PNG 2015 Young Numismatist Scholarship

Christopher Maisano, a 17-year old New Jersey high school student, has been selected as the winner of the Professional Numismatists Guild 2015 young numismatist scholarship. He began collecting two years ago when he saw coins in the window of an antique shop. more ]

First American Medal of the Year Award Won by Michael Meszaros

The Australian medalist Michael Meszaros won the first American Medal of the Year competition sponsored by the American Medallic Sculpture Association. more ]

CSNS Announces Exhibit Award Sponsorships

The Central States Numismatic Society has announced sponsorships for a number of the organization’s educational exhibit awards at the CSNS convention 2016. But four exhibiting categories are still available for sponsors to endow. more ]

Coin of the Year – The Book

It is a legend, this Coin of the Year Award, the annual prize awarded by Krause Publications. Pretty much all other coin prizes are modelled on the COTY. Now, an entire book is devoted to it. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look at it. more ]

Pelletier awarded highest honour in Canadian numismatics

Serge Pelletier received the J. Douglas Ferguson Award, the highest numismatic honour in Canada. The award was presented at the 62nd annual convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) held in Halifax on July 22-26, 2015. more ]

2016 Coin of the Year Awards category winners announced

Krause Publications have announced the winners of the Coin of the Year Award 2016. Like in the previous year, Austria brings home three category awards in the first round of World Coin News’ 2016 COTY voting. more ]

ANA announces: Ursula Kampmann to receive the 2015 Burnett Anderson Award

Ursula Kampmann is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing. She is the first European who was honored with this award which is presented annually to an author, journalist or researcher in recognition of their career contributions to the hobby. more ]

Steve Ivy Honored With PNG’s Highest Award

The Professional Numismatists Guild has presented its 2015 Abe Kosoff Founders Award to Steve Ivy, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Auctions. The award was presented at the PNG’s annual banquet, held in Rosemont, Illinois on August 10, 2015. more ]

Krause Publications Announces 2016 Coin of the Year Nominees

Krause Publications has announced the 100 nominees for the 2016 Coin of the Year awards. The awards will be presented during a ceremony February 6, 2016, at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. more ]

ANS Gala-Dinner at the NYINC

On January 7th, 2016, the ANS Gala-Dinner was held, which included the presentation of several awards. Among the awardees was Ursula Kampmann, founder of CoinsWeekly, who received the Burnett Anderson Award of 2015. Other awardees of the evening were Kenneth E. Bressett and Regina and John W. Adams. more ]

United States wins 2016 Coin of the Year Award

The United States Baseball Hall of Fame cupped clad half dollar has been named Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges in a vote that concluded December 6. Another big winner for the year’s awards is Austria, which came away with three category wins. more ]

2015 Excellence in Currency Coin Awards presented to winners

Every year, the Excellence in Currency Coin Awards recognise excellence in currency issue, production, processing, management, and distribution. This year’s winners have been presented the award during the Coin Conference in Madrid. more ]

Kirsten Petersen receives World Money Fair Award

As one of the most renowned experts on the coin collector’s soul, Kirsten Petersen is given the World Money Fair Award. Her ideas laid the foundation for many coin types that today range among the most successful commemorative coins. more ]

Gilles Bransbourg Receives French Embassy and ISAW Award

Dr Gilles Bransbourg was awarded the insignia of Chevalier of the “Ordre des Palmes Académiques”. France’s oldest non-military decoration thus acknowledges the exemplary activities of the ANS Adjunct Curator of Roman Coins. more ]

Michael Alram to receive distinguished Huntington Award

The American Numismatic Society awards its 2016 Archer M. Huntington Award for Excellence in Numismatic Scholarship to Dr Michael Alram, director of the Coin Cabinet of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien in Vienna (Austria). more ]

The winners of the MDC Awards

Recognizing the best products, the MDC Award is a prize given by mints every two years under the program of the MDC. The jury consists exclusively of the world’s leading experts, the mint directors. more ]

Honors celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium

On May 21, 2016, the Société Royale de Numismatique de Belgique celebrated its 175th anniversary with a conference under the title “Belgian Numismatics in Perspective”. Several of the top-class attendees were honored. more ]

2016 ANA college scholarships awarded

Every year, the American Numismatic Association awards college scholarships to young, talented numismatists to use toward tuition at an institution of their choice. The 2016 winners are Nathan Godin and Peyton Souder. more ]

Corpus Nummorum Thracorum wins Berlin DH-Award 2016

The team of Corpus Nummorum Thracorum has won the 2nd place at the Berlin DH Prize 2016. The project presents coins from ancient Thracia in an online database in a exemplary way. more ]

Winners of the International Coin Design Competition 2015

Japan Mint has announced the winners of the International Coin Design Competition 2015. The objective of the competition is to encourage creativity and enhance the artistry of coin designs. more ]

Coin Constellation-2016 coming up

More than 240 commemorative coins and numerous coin series have been presented to the contest “Coin Constellation-2016”. The winners will be announced in a gala-ceremony in Moscow on 22 September 2016. more ]

Jürg Richter receives Otto Paul Wenger Prize 2016

Jürg Richter, numismatist and founder of Swiss auction house SINCONA AG, has been awarded the Otto Paul Wenger Prize 2016. The Otto Paul Wenger Prize is the highest decoration of Swiss numismatics. more ]

International Coin Design Competition 2016

The Japan Mint will hold the International Coin Design Competition 2016 with the objective of encouraging creativity and enhancing the artistry of coin designs. more ]

David Sundman Awarded ANA’s Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award

David Sundman, president of Littleton Coin Company in Littleton, NH, is the 2016 recipient of the American Numismatic Association’s Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award. more ]

Winners of the contest “Coin Constellation – 2016”

The winners of the 10th anniversary commemorative coins contest “Coin Constellation – 2016” were announced on 22 September 2016. Read the complete list of winners in 9 different categories. more ]

ANAS honors numismatic legend at World’s Fair of Money

At the World’s Fair of Money, the Armenian Numismatic and Antiquities Society hosted the launch of a new book on ancient Armenian coins. The first Lifetime Achievement Award was given to the great expert on Armenian coinage, Y. T. Nercessian. more ]

2017 Coin of the Year nominees announced

World Coin News has announced the 100 nominees for the 2017 Coin of the Year awards. Australia and Canada have the most nominations in the annual Coin of the Year Award competition. more ]

American Numismatic Society Announces 2017 Gala Honorees

On Thursday, January 12, 2017, the American Numismatic Society will hold its Annual Gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The society has announced to whom it will confer the honor of receiving the Trustees’ Award. more ]

Italy wins Coin of the Year Award 2017

An international panel of judges has chosen the Coin of the Year among the ten category winners of the Coin of the Year Award 2017: Italy’s 10 euro silver coin ’70 Years of Peace in Europe’.
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2017 Coin of the Year Awards category winners announced

Krause Publications have announced the winners of the Coin of the Year Award 2017. This year Finland and the United States were the top winners bringing home two category awards each. more ]

2016 IAPN book prize for Hugo Vanhoudt

Every year IAPN assigns an honour literary Prize to award a book dealing with Numismatics. The 2016 award went to Hugo Vanhoudt for his book on Burgundian, Spanish and Austrian Netherlands and French and Dutch period coins 1434-1830. more ]

Grant for publications on Dutch monetary history 2017

The Youth Committee of the Royal Dutch Society for Numismatics makes a publication grant available. Eligible are publications dealing with a subject about coinage or monetary history with a special relation to the Netherlands. Applications will be accepted through July 1, 2017. more ]

Winners of the International Coin Design Competition 2016

Japan Mint has announced the winners of the International Coin Design Competition 2016. The objective of the competition is to encourage creativity and enhance the artistry of coin designs. You can find here the complete list of winners. more ]

IACA Award Winners Celebrate at Currency Conference

Sponsored by Currency News, the IACA Awards were presented at the 2017 Currency Conference in Kuala Lumpur. Banknotes were recognised in different categories, as well as communications and technology. more ]

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