The Huntington Award is conferred annually in honor of the late Archer M. Huntington, benefactor and President of the American Numismatic Society from 1905–1910. The original medal was designed by Emil Fuchs, and commemorated Huntington’s gift of a building to the Society which coincided with the Society’s 50th anniversary in 1908. The award was first presented to Edward T. Newell in 1918, and silver medals have been awarded to recipients up until 2021.
In 2022, as stocks of the original medal were exhausted, the Society commissioned a new piece from Eugene Daub for future recipients. An accomplished sculptor, Daub received the 1991 J. Sanford Saltus Medal Award. His work is found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institute, the British Museum, and the Ellis Island Museum, among others, and with many public‐sculpture installations across the United States.
Daub’s design for the Huntington Award features an open book symbolizing scholarship on the obverse and the outline of coins on the reverse. Dr. Wolfgang Fischer‐Bossert will be the recipient of the 2022 Huntington Award; he will be the first to receive the new medal created by Daub.