The Lhotka Memorial Prize

The Lhotka Memorial Prize was endowed in 1962 by the late Honorary Fellow, Professor J.F. Lhotka (University of Oklahoma), in memory of his father, Dr. J.F. Lhotka.

It is awarded to the author of the book or article in English considered most helpful to the elementary student of numismatics and published in the previous two calendar years.

Submissions, with a copy of the word submitted, may be made by any person before the 30th September each year to the Secretary of the Society. The winner will be decided by the Council in its December meeting.

The value of the prize is not less than two hundred and fifty pounds.

Past winners of the Lhotka Memorial Prize:

  • 1963 Robert A.G. Carson (Coins, Ancient, Medieval and Modern, London, 1962)
  • 1964 David R. Sear (Roman Coins and their Values, London, 1974)
  • 1965 R.H. Michael Dolley (Anglo-Saxon Pennies, London, 1964) and J. Porteous (Coins, London, 1964)
  • 1966 Howard W.A. Linecar (Beginner’s Guide to Coin Collecting, London, 1966)
  • 1967 Philip D. Whitting (Coins in the Classroom, London, 1966)
  • 1969 Anthony Dowle and Patrick Finn (The Guide Book to the Coinage of Ireland, London, 1969)
  • 1970 M.J. Freeman (The Bronze Coinage of Great Britain, London, 1970)
  • 1971 P.L. Gupta (Coins ­ India: the Land and Peoples, New Delhi, 1969)
  • 1972 J.R.S. Whiting (Commemorative Medals, Newton Abbot, 1972)
  • 1973 G. Kenneth Jenkins (Ancient Greek Coins, New York, 1972)
  • 1974 George Berry (English Medieval Jetons, London, 1974)
  • 1975 Richard Plant (Arabic Coins and How to Read Them, London, 1973)
  • 1976 W. Burger (Ching Cash until 1735, Taipei, 1976)
  • 1978 John P.C. Kent (2000 Years of British Coins, London, 1978); A.M. Burnett (Coins of Roman Britain, London, 1977); I.A. Carradice (Ancient Greek Portrait Coins, London, 1978); and M.P. Jones (Medals of the French Revolution, London, 1977)
  • 1979 Michael Mitchiner (Oriental Coins and their Values : the Ancient and Classical World, Sanderstead, 1977)
  • 1980 John Casey (Coinage in Roman Britain, 1980)
  • 1981 Martin J. Price (ed., Coins : an Illustrated Survey 650 BC to the Present Day, London, 1980)
  • 1982 C. Bruce (The Standard Guide to South Asian Coins and Paper Money since 1556 AD, Iola, Wisc., 1981)
  • 1983 J.O’D. Mays (The Splendid Shilling : a Social History of an Engaging Coin, Ringwood, 1982)
  • 1984 E. Junge (World Coin Encyclopedia, London, 1984)
  • 1985 Michael Broome (Handbook of Islamic Coins, London, 1985)
  • 1986 Joe Cribb (ed. Money : from Cowrie shells to Credit Cards, London, 1986)
  • 1987 Andrew M. Burnett (Coinage in the Roman World, London, 1987) and D. Nash (Coinage in the Celtic World, London, 1987)
  • 1988 Martin J. Price and Ian A. Carradice (Coinage in the Greek World, London, 1988)
  • 1989 John Casey and Richard Reece (eds, Coins and the Archaeologist, 2nd edn, London, 1988)
  • 1990 Joe Cribb, Barry Cook and Ian A. Carradice (The Coin Atlas : the World of Coinage from its Origins to the Present Day, London, 1990)
  • 1991 Edward M. Besly (Coins and Medals of the English Civil War, London, 1990) and A.M. Burnett (Interpreting the Past : Coins, London, 1991)
  • 1992 Philip Attwood (Artistic Circles : the Medal in Britain 1880-1918, London, 1992) and the contributors to One Money for Europe
  • 1993 Elizabeth Errington and Joe Cribb (The Crossroads of Asia, Cambridge, 1992)
  • 1994 Jeffrey North (English Hammered Coinage I : Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c.600-1272, 3rd edn, London, 1994)
  • 1995 Virginia Hewitt (Beauty and the Banknote, London, 1994) and Christopher R. Wren (Illustrated Guides to Identification : series of three books on English Hammered Coins, 1992, 1993, 1995)
  • 1996 Christopher Howgego (Ancient History from Coins, London, 1995)
  • 1997 Edward Besly (Loose Change, Cardiff, 1997) and John Orna-Ornstein (The Story of Money, London, 1997)
  • 1998 Richard G. Doty (America’s Money, America’s Story, Iola, Wisconsin, 1998)
  • 1999 Nicholas Holmes (Scottish Coins : a History of Small Change in Scotland, Edinburgh, 1998) and Nicholas Mayhew (Sterling : the History of a Currency, London, 1999)
  • 2000 David R. Sear (Roman Coins and their Values, Vol. 1, The Republic and The Twelve Caesars, 280 BC – AD 96, London, 2000)
  • 2001 Ivan Buck (Medieval English Groats, Witham, 2000)
  • 2002 Richard Abdy (Romano-British Coin Hoards, Princes Risborough, 2002)
  • 2003 Philip Attwood (British Art Medals 1982-2002, London 2002)
  • 2004 E. Colgan (For Want of Good Money : The Story of Ireland’s Coinage, Bray, Co. Wicklow, 2003)
  • 2005 David Hartill (Cast Chinese Coins, Crewe, 2005)
  • 2006 Paul and Bente Withers (The Galata Guide to the Pennies of Edward I and II, Llanfyllin, 2006)
  • 2008 Gareth Williams (Early Anglo-Saxon Coinage, Oxford, 2008)
  • 2011 Roger Outing (Standard Catalogue of the Provincial Banknotes of England and Wales, Honiton, 2010)
  • 2011 Bente and Paul Withers (The Token Book, Llanfyllin, 2010)
  • 2013 David Hartill  (Early Japanese Coins, Sandy, Beds, 2011)
  • 2013 Amelia Dowler and Richard Abdy (Coins and the Bible, 2013); Sam Moorhead (A history of Roman coinage in Britain: illustrated by finds recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme, 2013)
  • 2014 Elizabeth Cottam and Chris Rudd (Britain’s First Coins, 2013); Michael Cuddleford (Coin Finds in Britain: A Collector’s Guide, 2013)
  • 2015 Richard Kelleher (A History of Medieval Coinage in England, 2015)