The IAPN Book Prize

Since 1982, in order to encourage the publication of books of scientific and general interest,
the International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN) has awarded an annual honorary prize for a numismatic work published the previous year. During the annual IAPN General Assembly, members hold a vote to select a winner from among the many titles submitted to the competition.

The IAPN Book Prize consists of a medal, a diploma and a monetary award of
CHF 1,000 (Swiss Francs). Prize winners are formally presented with their awards
during future IAPN gatherings.

Books suitable for the prize must be submitted to the Chairman of the Publication Committee at least 90-days before the General Assembly of the Association convenes.

Submission Requirements for the next IAPN Book Prize:
– All books must have a 2024 imprint.
– All nominations to be sent by email to the Chairman of the Publication Committee by Friday, 31 January 2025.
– The deadline for submissions of physical books to the Chairman is Friday, 21 February 2025.

Previous IAPN Book Prize Winners and their publications are listed below.

Congratulations to Mr. Jerome Mairat, Winner of the 2024 IAPN Book Prize.

This year’s Book Prize was decided by a vote of the membership of the IAPN at its 72nd General Assembly in San Francisco on Sunday, 19 May. Mr. Mairat, curator of Roman Coins at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England, was awarded the IAPN Book Prize for his title, Roman Imperial Coinage, Volume V.4: The Gallic Empire (AD 260-274), published by Spink in London.  

Second prize went to Cori Sedwick Downing, a senior numismatist at the house of Daniel Frank Sedwick in Winter Park, Florida, and Isaac Rudman, a collector from the Dominican Republic, for their The Charles & Joanna Silver Coinage of Santo Domingo, 1542-1552, published by Isaac Rudman in Santo Domingo.

Third prize went to Glenn Murray, the Spanish-domiciled 72-year old Los Angeles-born numismatist, for his Boato y Tecnología: Cincuentines, centenes y escudos de a echo, published by the Asociación Amigos de la Casa de la Moneda de Segovia, in Segovia, Spain.  

The nomination list of all 23 titles entered for this year's Prize may be viewed here

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    Roman Imperial Coinage, Volume V.4: The Gallic Empire (AD 260-274), Jerome Mairat, Oxford, England

    ISBN  978-19-1266-799-4
    Available from Spink Books, London, U.K.

    Also available from: Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers and Wizard Coin Supply

  • 2023-06-01 22:25 | IAPN Webmaster (Administrator)

    Archaic Coinage of the Godavari Valley and The Deccan. [1], [2]
    Prashant P. Kulkarni, Nagpur, India.

    ISBN 978-93-5526-685-9 
    Available from Spink Books, London, U.K.,

    Mr. Kulkarni was presented with his award and diploma during the IAPN hosted cocktail reception held at the Westin hotel during the ANA's Pittsburgh World's Fair of Money on the 9th of August 2023. 

    He was accompanied by his family who travelled with him to proudly receive this well deserved honor.


  • 2022-06-01 22:29 | IAPN Webmaster (Administrator)

    The Gold Sovereign Series. 2nd revised edition. [1]
    Steve Hill, London, U.K.

    ISBN 978-1-908828-55-2
    Available from Token Publishing, Exeter, U.K.,

  • 2021-06-01 22:54 | IAPN Webmaster (Administrator)

    Sveriges Myntbok / Münzen aus Schweden / Coins from Sweden 995-2022. [1]

    Roberto Delzanno, Stockholm, Sweden.

    ISBN 978-91-639-9468-5
    Available from, Sweden,
  • 2020-06-01 22:57 | IAPN Webmaster (Administrator)

    Sveriges Guldmynt 1512-2020.
    Roberto Delzanno, Stockholm, Sweden. 

    ISBN 978-91-639-9466-1.
    Available from 

  • 2019-06-01 22:58 | IAPN Webmaster (Administrator)

    Coins of the Ptolemaic Empire (2 volumes)
    C. Catherine LORBER, The American Numismatic Society (2018).

    ISBN: 978-0-89722-356-0
    Available from the ANS, New York, USA,
  • 2018-06-01 23:08 | IAPN Webmaster (Administrator)

    The Coins of the English East India Company: Presidency Series. A Catalogue and Pricelist. (January 31, 2018)

    Available from Spink Books, London, U.K.,
  • 2017-06-01 23:09 | IAPN Webmaster (Administrator)

    Portraits: 500 Years of Roman Coin Portraits
    Andreas Pangerl

    ISBN: 978-3-922840-36-7

    Article: Coins Weekly (16 November, 2017)
    Details related to
    Mr. Pangerl's award ceremony held during
    COINEX in London, September 2017.

  • 2016-06-01 23:09 | IAPN Webmaster (Administrator)

    De munten van de Bourgondische, Spaanse en Oostenrijkse Nederlanden en van de Franse en Hollandse periode, 1434-1830
    By Hugo Vanhoudt

    ISBN 978-90-802-8784-3
    Heverlee 2015

  • 2015-06-01 23:09 | IAPN Webmaster (Administrator)

    Le Monete di Milano
    By Carlo e Silvana Crippa

    Milano, 2014

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