Numismatic Association announced on July 28 that Diane Piret
will be honored as the 2014 recipient of the organization’s Elvira
Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award for Achievement in Numismatics, an
award given to women who have made significant contributions to numismatics.
The award was first given in 2013, posthumously, to Elvira
Clain-Stefanelli, former curator of the National Numismatic Collection
at the Smithsonian Institution. It is meant to recognize achievements
in research, leadership or mentorship. Piret will be presented with
the award at an Aug. 8 awards banquet during the ANA World's
Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill.
"I'm extremely honored and humbled to be the recipient of this
award," Piret said in an ANA release. "It's very special."
Piret has been working professionally in numismatics for more than
40 years. Her experience spans from small town shops to international
trading of the industry's major market makers. Piret is currently the
industry affairs director at the Industry Council for Tangible Assets
and has been working there since 1989.
Read more about Diane Piret and her lengthy numismatic career in the
September issue of The Numismatist.