American Numismatic Association’s Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture
The ANA Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture is awarded annually at the ANA’s annual banquet in August of each year. The award is made to a sculptor who “exemplifies the fine art of designing, sculpting and engraving.”
Mel Wacks, Committee Chairman said, “The list of past winners of this award reads like a who’s who of American and international medalists,” said Mel Wacks, who chairs the NAAEMS Committee. Award recipients include Paul Vincze, who won the first award in 1966, U.S. Mint chief engravers Frank Gasparro and Elizabeth Jones, Gilroy Roberts, Karen Worth, Marcel Jovine, Dora de-Pedery Hunt and John Mercanti.”
The NAAEMS award selection committee includes Wacks, coordinator of the longest continuing series of art medals in the U.S.; David Alexander, Cataloger of medals at Heritage Auctions and one of the founders of Medal Collectors of America; Jeannie Stevens-Solliman, sculptor and Member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee; Doug Mudd, Curator at the ANA Money Museum in Colorado Springs; Mashiko Nakashima, Sculptor and owner of the Rack and Hamper Gallery in New York City; Donald Scarinci, member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, the ANS Saltus Award Committee and the Krause Coin of the Year panel of Judges; and Alan Stahl, Ph.D., Professor and curator of numismatics at Princeton University.