The American Numismatic Society has established the Collier Prize in Ancient Numismatics, given in memory of their late professor James M. Collier.

The Collier Prize at Ancient Numismatics is a significant monetary prize to be given biennially to the greatest single- or – multi-authored publication, catalog, or online digital function within the field of ancient numismatics (650 B.C. into A.D. 300).

For the first decoration, qualified books will probably be limited to those functions printed in 2019 or 2020. The jury will announce its choice in overdue 2021. Details to the Collier Prize could be seen on the ANS website at

The Collier Prize honors the lifetime of Professor James M. Collier. Collier was born in Bellingham, Washington, and finished his doctorate in history at the University of Michigan in 1975. Over the course of his academic career, he lectured extensively and published on the Italian Renaissance and Early Netherlandish standpoint, which had been the topic of his doctoral dissertation.

Collecting ancient coins has been the basis of his wide fascination with history, art, and civilization. His collection of nearly 1,000 Roman and Greek coins gave him immense joy, always inspiring him with their attractiveness and depictions of famous monuments and lots of both Hellenistic and Roman principles.

Back in 1990, Collier and his wife, Carole Anne transferred into the Netherlands, where he had been a self-evident artist before the ending of his lifetime. His paintings cover a selection of topics, such as dogs and portraits, a lot of which may be located on the web site