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American Medal of the Year Award

The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) invites nominations for its annual American Medal of the Year (AMY) Award from medalists, mints, judges, AMSA members, FIDEM members or anyone else by March 1 for medals created by any American medalist or any AMSA medalist in the previous calendar year. There is a limit of 3 entries per medalist per year, and once someone wins, they will not be eligible for the next 2 years.

Nomination should include name, address, email and phone number of medalist, title, metallic content and diameter of each medal, and 300dpi color pictures of both sides, or one side if uniface, of up to three medals. Nominations should be submitted by March 1 to AMY coordinator Mel Wacks (e-mail:

The pleiade of distinguished jurors are: Philip Attwood, Curator of Medals, Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum and editor of The Medal; Dr. Ellen Feingold, Curator, National Numismatic Collection, Smithsonian Institution; Cory Gillilland, Member of the Consultative Committee of Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art and formerly Curator and Deputy Director of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution; Barbara Gregory, editor of The Numismatist; Steve Roach, editor of Coin World, and formerly paintings specialist at Christie's; Dr. Alan Stahl, Curator of Numismatics, Princeton University, and one of the founders of AMSA; and Dr. Ben Weiss, medal collector and author, member of the board of directors of Medal Collectors of America.

For AMSA membership information

Past winners of the AMY Award

2014 Michael Meszaros (Australia)
2015 Richard Bonham (USA)
2016 Susan Taylor (Canada)
2017 Heidi Wastweet (USA)
2019 Michael Meszaros (Australia)
2021 Jeanne Stevens-Sollman (USA)