Author Allan Schein is the latest honoree of the Alberto Francisco
The Salt Lake City resident (and New York City native) was announced
as the Sociedad Numismática de México’s (Mexican Numismatic Society)
winner of the prestigious award on May 20, earning the award for his
bilingual book Mexican Beauty: Un Peso Caballito.
The award's namesake, Pradeau, was a noted researcher and author and
contributor to the hobby. He was awarded the American Numismatic
Association Medal of Merit in 1969 for his contribution to the ANA and
to numismatics in general. Pradeau died July 29, 1980, in Los Angeles.
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The letter announcing the latest recipient of the prestigious
Pradeau Award notes that Schein’s “investigation, study and
conclusions are considered of great merit for the understanding of
A formal presentation of the award will be made at the 63rd SONUMEX
Convention in Mexico City on Sept. 2 “when we will take the
opportunity for delivering the award medal in hand as a show of our
gratitude and recognition for your splendid work,” the letter reads.
Schein’s book was the recipient of the Numismatic Literary Guild’s
2015 Best World Coin Book at last summer’s ANA Convention in Chicago.
The Central States
Numismatic Society awarded him an Author’s Grant for his
forthcoming book The $2½ & $5 Gold Indians of Bela Lyon
Pratt, which will be available at this summer’s ANA Convention in
Schein is a taekwondo grandmaster, having achieved the rank of 8th
degree Black Belt in Taekwondo Jidokwan on Dec. 7th, 2015. His
promotion was presented by his Grandmaster Dong Keun Park, former
captain of the Korean National Taekwondo team and Head Coach for the
United States 1992 Olympic Taekwondo team in Barcelona.
Schein will be in attendance at the Anaheim ANA Convention, spending
some time at the Central States Numismatic Society booth.