Thomas Pesendorfer was involved in designing many award-winning coins for the Austrian Mint comprising the famous Vienna Philharmonic bullion coin. Now Pesendorfer has received the COTY Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Recognition Medal by the Royal Canadian Mint raised almost $750,000 for the Breakfast Club of Canada in 2020. Now the medal has won the IACA award for the Best Currency Initiative in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
“Coin Constellation” has announced the winners of the XV edition in 2021. The only international contest for commemorative coins in Russia has determined winners in nine different categories. The Coin of the Year motif is very characteristic of the pandemic.
The highest honor of the American Numismatic Association has been the Farran Zerbe Memorial Award. However, many award winners have asked to rename the award because a retrospective look reveals a rather ambiguous image of former ANA President Zerbe.
David Hendin will be the next awardee of the ANS Trustees’ Award. The renowned expert on Levant numismatics will receive the award during the ANS Gala dinner in January 2022.
Royal Numismatic Society has awarded the Gilljam Prize to George Watson for his book “Connections, Communities, and Coinage: The System of Coin Production in Southern Asia Minor, AD 218–276.”