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Medallist Hanna Jelonek Receives the 2022 Saltus Award

The Polish sculptor Hanna Antonina Jalonek received the 2022 J. Sanford Saltus Award. This award is given by the American Numismatic Society for Signal Achievement in the Art of the Medal.

The End of a Long-Established Company: Faude & Huguenin Is Bankrupt

Almost unnoticed, a more than 150-year-long chapter of numismatics came to an end in 2022: Faude & Huguenin is bankrupt. Covid wasn’t the only reason for the downfall of Switzerland’s most important medal producer: leading employees are charged with fraud.

Jewish-American Hall of Fame Honors Photojournalist Ruth Gruber

The Jewish-American Hall of Fame Medal 2022 honors photojournalist, author and public servant Ruth Gruber. CoinsWeekly readers receive a special discount.

Mehmet the Conqueror

In his book, Christopher Eimer documents the close relationship between the Ottoman Empire and Italy in the early Renaissance by means of a medal that features the youthful portrait of Mehmet the Conqueror. Ursula Kampmann took a look at it.

A Review of 500 Years of Medal Art in Lithuania and Poland

At the XI Baltic Medal Triennial “Medal Art in Lithuania and Poland – 500 years” medals from 71 artists were exhibited. Jurgita Ludavičienė presents this exhibition, which you can still enjoy through a digital catalogue.

American Medal of the Year 2022

The American Medallic Sculptors Association has announced the winner of the 2022 American Medal of the Year Award. The Covid-19 pandemic was the dominant motif.

How to Help Ukrainians By Buying Collectibles

There are many projects to help Ukrainians in this difficult time. Some of them raise funds through special collectible issues. We present two of them, a banknote from the Czech Republic and a medal by the Jewish-American Hall of Fame.

Why This Is the Only Gold Comitia Americana Medal in Private Hands

Stack’s Bowers Galleries offers a unique gold Daniel Morgan at Cowpens medal. It is the only gold Comitia Americana medal in private hands and was assumed to have been lost or melted. After decades it has reappeared and opened a new chapter of its exciting life.

The Mel Wacks Judaica Art Medal Award 2020/2021

At FIDEM Tokyo 2020/2021 the two winners of the Mel Wacks Judaica Art Medal Award have been announced. The award is given for Judaic, Biblical or Holy Land themes.

Nudes at the Time of the French Third Republic

Medals reflect contemporary history, as demonstrated by the W. Risse Collection ‘Nuditas in nummis’. Johannes Nollé reveals the connection between the art of the 19th century and the plaques produced by French medallists from 1870 to 1940.
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