The Parkes Weber Prize

The Parkes Weber Prize was instituted in 1954 through the generosity of the late F. Parkes Weber and is under the administration of the Council of the Society.

It is awarded for an original essay of not more than 5,000 words on any subject relating to coins, medals, medallions, tokens or paper money. Competitors should choose their own subject, but may seek guidance if they wish.

  • The value of the prize is currently £150.
  • Competitors may be of any nationality, but must be under the age of thirty on the final day of entry, 31 December.
  • The essay should be clearly written or typed in English on one side of the paper only and should be emailed to SJansari@britishmuseum.org. The award will normally be announced in April of the following year.
  • The Council of The Royal Numismatic Society reserves the right to make no award in any given year, if entries are not of a sufficiently high standard. The award shall not be made to any candidate who has won it previously.

Past winners of the Parkes Weber Prize and Medal:

  • 1954 D.W. Dykes
  • 1955 D.M. Metcalf
  • 1956 I. Stewart
  • 1959 D. Nugus and D.E. Hanson
  • 1965 P. O’Shea
  • 1966 C.M. Hake
  • 1967 S. Leggett
  • 1968 I.C. Thomson
  • 1969 M.R. Curry
  • 1970 H. Emary
  • 1971 M.A. Guilding
  • 1972 M.A.S. Blackburn and S. Cope
  • 1974 G.C. Kump
  • 1975 M. Flower and A.G. Wager
  • 1976 K. Costello
  • 1977 R. Macpherson
  • 1978 M.B. Pearson
  • 1979 R.B. Sampson
  • 1982 M.J. Druck
  • 1983 N. Summerton
  • 1991 M. Rockman
  • 1992 H.S. Kim
  • 1993 E. Theran
  • 1994 J. Orna-Ornstein
  • 1997 S. Armstrong, T.C. Crafter and P. Kiernan
  • 2000 E.L. Cheung
  • 2002 P. Kiernan
  • 2003 S. Skaltsa
  • 2004 N. Elkins
  • 2005 R. Naismith
  • 2006 Di Hu
  • 2008 Rebecca Day
  • 2011 Lauren Proctor
  • 2012 Tom Waldwyn
  • 2013 Matthew Naiman and Victoria Collins
  • 2014 Murray Andrews and Supratik Baralay
  • 2015 Michael Economou