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Saltus Award given at FIDEM

Geer Steyn, left, is presented with the J. Sanford Saltus Award by Donald Scarinci, right, chairman of the American Numismatic Society’s Saltus Award Committee. (Image courtesy http://donaldscarinci.com)

Dutch artist Geer Steyn became the fifty-seventh recipient of the J. Sanford Saltus Award for excellence in medallic art May 29 at the biannual conference of the International Art Medal Federation (FIDEM) in Ottawa, Ontario.

Donald Scarinci, chairman of the Saltus Award Committee of the American Numismatic Society, presented the award at the American Delegation reception in the Canadian Museum of Nature.

The award was created with a grant to the American Numismatic Society by J. Sanford Saltus in 1913 to recognize and encourage excellence in the art of the medal. The first Saltus award was given in 1919; the silver award medal was designed by sculptor Adolph Alexander Weinman.

 

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