The International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN) has announced winners of their book prize for 2019. Peter Preston-Morley
provided this announcement. Congratulations to the winners and all entrants alike - publishing a numismatic book is a singular achievement requiring
months or years of effort. -Editor
The Prize is awarded annually to the book voted by members of the IAPN as the most deserving, not necessarily from a commercial standpoint.
Voting takes place at the IAPN's General Assembly, which this year took place in Carefree, AZ last week.
The Prize was first awarded in 1982, when it was won by the late Dr Martin Price. Since then other winners have included Philip Grierson, Mark
Blackburn, Robert van Arsdell, Robert Friedberg, Sabine Bourgey, David Vagi, Harrington Manville, Christian Dekesel, Sylvia Hurter, Italo Vecchi and
The clear winner, with 46 points, was Catherine Lorber:
LORBER, Catharine C. Coins of the Ptolemaic Empire. Part I, Ptolemy I through Ptolemy IV. 2 vols.
American Numismatic Society, New York, 2018.
ISBN 978-0-89722-331-7, 978-0-89722-332-4
Price: US $325 ($230 to ANS members). Order from: www.numismatics.org
In second place, with 35 points, was John Dannreuther:
DANNREUTHER, John W. United States Proof Coins. Volume IV: Gold. 2 vols, casebound.
John W. Dannreuther Publishing, Fullerton, USA, 2018.
Price: US $250. Order from www.orcararities.com or www.numislit.com
In third place, with 29 points, was Francesco Pastrone:
PASTRONE, Francesco. Monnaies Royales Françaises 1610-1792. 5th edition. Editions Victor Gadoury, Monaco, 2018.
Price: €39. Order from www.gadoury.com
The prize will be presented to Cathy Lorber at an IAPN event held during the ANA Convention at Rosemont, Chicago, in August.
For more information on the IAPN Book Prize, see:
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
2019 IAPN BOOK PRIZE NOMINATIONS
Wayne Homren, Editor
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