After a gap of three years, the IAPN was able to meet in person for its recent annual General Assembly in Palma Mallorca, Spain on 29th May 2022. At the Assembly members voted for two book prizes, 2021 (for books published in 2020) and 2022 (for books published in 2021).
The 2021 Winner
The winner of the 2021 Prize, with 54 points, was Roberto Delzanno:
- Delzanno, Roberto. Sveriges Myntbok/Münzen aus Schweden/Coins from Sweden 995-2022. Roberto Delzanno, Stockholm, 2020. ISBN 978-91-639-9468-5. Price: SEK 795.
In second place, with 41 points, was Peter van Alfen and Ute Wartenberg:
- Van Alfen, Peter, and Wartenberg, Ute (eds). White Gold: Studies in early Electrum Coinage. American Numismatic Society, New York, USA/Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, 2020. ISBN 978-0-89722-349-2. Price: US $160.
In third place, with 33 points, was Paul and Bente Withers:
- Withers, Paul and Bente. Irish Gunmoney and the Emergency Issues of 1689-1691: A Corpus and Die Study. Galata, Llanfyllin, Wales, 2020. ISBN 978-1-908715-15-9 Price: GBP 60.
The 2022 Winner
The winner of the 2022 Prize, with 67 points, was Steve Hill:
- Hill, Steve. The Gold Sovereign Series. 2nd revised edition. Token Publishing, Exeter, England, 2021. ISBN 978-1-908828-55-2. Price: GBP 39.95.
In second place, with 54 points, was Brad Yonaka:
- Yonaka, Brad. A Variety Guide to the Silver and Copper Coinage of the Mexico City Mint, 1732-1771. Agorucu Consulting Inc, Long Beach, USA, 2021. ISBN 978-0-99868-2549. Price: US $125.
In third place, with 47 points, was Robert Mastalir:
- Mastalir, Robert. The Great Transition at the Potosí Mint, 1649-1653: The 1649-1652 Crowned Shield Coinage and the Countermarks of 1652 – Part A: The 1649-1652 Crowned Shield Coinage and Part B: The Countermarks of 1652. Daniel Frank Sedwick, Winter Park, USA, 2021. ISBN 978-0-98208-1884 and 978-0-98208-1891. Price: US $200.
Here you can read a comprehensive review of Roberto Delzanno’s “Coins from Sweden.”
We presented the second edition of Hill’s Sovereign book.
For more information, visit the International Association of Professional Numismatists website.
On the IAPN website you will find a list of all IAPN Book Prize winners since 1982.