The Board of Directors of the American Israel Numismatic Association created the Shekel Prize in 2017. It will be awarded annually to the author of the best book published on the subject of Ancient Judaean, Holy Land, Israel, or Jewish Numismatics.
The judging committee consists of Mel Wacks, David Hendin, Ira Rezak, Simcha Kuritzky, and Allen Berman.
The Shekel Prize is an extremely high relief 3-inch medal designed by Victor Huster. Featured are three shekel designs—from a c. 8th century BCE shekel stone weight, a shekel of the First Revolt (66-70 CE), and 1-new shekel (issued by Israel beginning in 1985).