From 1952 until 1984, Abram Belskie designed over 130 medals and medallions. As a numismatic sculptor,
has been praised and honored for his fifty medal series “Great Men of Medicine” issued by Presidential Art
Medals, Inc. In 1959, he was awarded the J. Sanford Saltus Award for outstanding Achievement in the Art of
the Medal awarded by The American Numismatic Society of which he was a member.
D. Wayne Johnson, Curator of Numismatic work of Abram Belskie, researched and catalogued all of Abram
Belskie’s numismatic work. We are making the catalogue raisonne available electronically in a printable format
for all numismatic scholars, coin collectors and general public. (see below)
Through the generosity of grants in 2009 from The Bergen County Department of Parks—Division of Cultural
Affairs, Capital One Bank and Van Pelt Foundation , the museum was able to publish a general brochure titled
Abram Belskie: Numismatics: The Art of Coins and Medals (September 13-November 15, 2009). The publication
is a primer on the art of numismatics, containing terms and explaining how medals and medallions were made
during Mr. Belskie’s life-time and are still being practiced.
Through exploratory workshops with Tenakill School students and Scouting troops, we created lesson plans
for Teachers and Scout leaders on how to create a medal as well as expanding the lessons to incorporate History
and science with a short video demonstration. Hard copies are available by writing to the museum but electronic copies are available below. Interested teachers and Scout leaders can contact the museum for workshops on