Each year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) presents awards to deserving individuals in recognition of outstanding dedication to numismatics. The ANA is now accepting individual nominations for 2020 awards and Numismatic Hall of Fame “Historic Era” candidates.
All nominations can be submitted in writing and online – 300 words or more for the Numismatic Hall of Fame, and 50–100 words for all other awards. Nominations are accepted through January 15, 2020.
- Numismatic Hall of Fame – “Historic Era” nominees deceased more than 25 years prior to induction will be considered. Candidates are not required to be past ANA members.
- Farran Zerbe Memorial Award – The ANA’s highest honor, this award recognizes years of outstanding, dedicated service to numismatics.
- Lifetime Achievement Award – Presented to an individual, family, firm or judicial entity for contributions to organized numismatics.
- Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award for Achievement in Numismatics – This award honors women who have made a lasting impact to numismatic community and demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the betterment of numismatics, whether through research, leadership or mentorship.
- Numismatist of the Year – Recognizes individuals within the numismatic community who have demonstrated long-term leadership in the field and to the ANA.
- Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award – Honors professional numismatists who exhibit uncommon dedication to strengthening the hobby and the ANA and displays exemplary ethical standards as a numismatic dealer.
- Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture – The award honors an artist whose cumulative lifetime achievements in the field of medallic sculpture have been of the highest order.
- Adna G. Wilde Jr. Memorial Award for Exemplary Service – Awarded to an ANA member who has dedicated time and resources to strengthen the hobby and further the ANA’s educational mission, setting an example for others to follow.
- Medal of Merit – Recognizes individuals who have dedicated numerous years of service to the ANA and promotion of the hobby.
- Glenn Smedley Memorial Award – This award honors individuals who have devoted their efforts to the betterment of the ANA.
- Lawrence J. Gentile, Sr. Memorial Award for Outstanding Adult Advisor – Recognizes individuals who have devoted their time and efforts to recruiting beginning young numismatists, and aiding the development of intermediate to advanced YNs.
- Young Numismatist of the Year – Honors numismatists under the age of 18 for outstanding contributions to the hobby and who are active in volunteer service and numismatic research.
- Outstanding District Representative – Recognizes the District Representative who most fully promotes coin collecting, coin clubs and the ANA.
Submit a nomination for a numismatist you find deserving of an award. Here you can find information about each of the awards and online submission forms. If you have further questions about the awards, please contact the organizers via email or call them at (719) 482-9811.
Click here to get to know this year’s award winners.
The ANA also honors exceptional writers with literary awards, we recently published an article about this year’s winners.