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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 51, December 17, 2006, Article 17

A. A. WEINMAN AND THE ANS SALTUS AWARD MEDAL

Rich Jewell writes: "In the November 27th Coin World article on
Brenner's Enduring Legacy by Nancy Oliver and Richard Kelly (page 82)
they show a photo of the Saltus Award and mention that Victor Brenner
won the prestigious award and he also designed the award. I'm no expert,
but I'm pretty certain that A. A. Weinman engraved and designed the
Saltus Award for the American Numismatic Society."

Roger Burdette writes: "That's correct. In my opinion, the figure is
possibly one of the best ever done for a medal by an American artist.
The reverse, Pegasus, is illustrated in a slightly different version
in my Renaissance of American Coinage 1916-1921 book."

[Roger also pointed out a page on the ANS web site describing the
creation of the Saltus award and medal. -Editor]

"In January 1914 the Council appointed Huntington and two other
Councillors, Henry Russell Drowne and Charles Dodd, to "work out
a plan for a competition for the design of the Saltus Medal...
by the end of 1918, they settled upon an original design by A.A.
Weinman."

To read more on the Saltus Medal Award, see: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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