Usually, the International Association of Professional Numismatists organizes its General Assembly every year in a different country in the world, but last year because of the pandemic, it was resolved to cancel the General Assembly scheduled for Marseille in 2020. The year 2021 makes echoing the year 2020, the pandemic is still present, the executive committee had to organize a virtual General Assembly, for the first time in the history of the association. It took place on 11th and 12th September 2021.
New IAPN Members
The first highlight of this IAPN G.A. is the vote for new candidates to become a member of the association. This year is quite exceptional because the association has 10 new members who are as follows:
- Amos Media (Mr. Rick Amos) Associated Member.
- CNG LLC (Mr. Mike Gasvoda) Regular Member.
- Mariana Cohen (Mr. Mariana Cohen) Regular Member.
- Heritage Auctions (Mr. Cristiano Bierrenbach) Regular Member.
- Kökner Münzkabinett (Mr. Christoph Heinen) Regular Member.
- Lugdunum GmbH (Mr. Jonas Flück) Regular Member.
- MDC – Monnaies de Collection (Mr. Nicolas Gimbert) Regular Member.
- Moruzzi Numismatica (Mr. Umberto Moruzzi) Regular Member.
- Shanna Schmidt Numismatic Inc. (Mrs. Shanna Schmidt) Regular Member.
- Vilmar Numismatics LLC (Dr. Constantin Marinescu) Regular Member.
Welcome to all of them.
Marc Teller became a corresponding member after request on his part. Eric McFadden was elected Honorary President of IBSCC (the association’s anti-counterfeiting committee).
IAPN Book Prize 2021
Another highlight of the general assembly is undoubtedly the Book Prize of the IAPN. This prize rewards a numismatic work published the previous year. This year was abundant in candidates, and it is among more than 16 books that the book by Mr. Robert Delzanno won the 1st place: Delzanno, Roberto. Sveriges Guldmynt 1512-2020. Roberto Delzanno, Stockholm, Sweden, 2019. ISBN 978-91-639-9466-1. Price: US $54.95. Orders in the USA can be made through the Coin and Currency Institute.
2nd place: Joyaux, François. Monnaies Impériales d’Annam. Editions V. Gadoury, Monaco, 2019. ISBN 978-2-906602-49-6 Price: €29. Orders can be made through Gadoury.
3rd place: Malek, Hodge. Arab-Sasanian Numismatics and History during the Early Islamic Period in Iran and Iraq. 2 vols. Royal Numismatic Society, London, 2019. ISBN 0-901-405-94-9. Price: GBP 95. Orders can be made through Spink.
Regarding international trade, the president Daniel Sedwick who follows this subject gave a report about the law on bank secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) in the US, on Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) and Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), on the Enforcement of Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act (CAFRA) of 2000 in the US, and for Europe “HAVE YOUR SAY”.
Various subjects were also raised on the life of the association.
The next assembly of the association will take place in Majorca in Spain organized by the Spanish members Aureo & Calico SL and Jesus Vico SA.
Regarding the next years Marseille returns for 2023 organized by Maison Platt, and San Francisco for 2024 proposed by Joe Lang from the company Stephen Album Rare Coins.
In our review you can learn more about Roberto Delzanno’s latest book.
Since 2019 Daniel Frank Sedwick is serving as president of the IAPN.