The J. Sanford Saltus Medal Award is an annual award made to artists "for lifetime achievement in medallic art". It is administered by the American Numismatic Society. The award was first awarded in 1913 on the initiative of J. Sanford Saltus to reward sculptors "for distinguished achievement in the field of the art of the medal". The medal was designed in silver by Adolph A. Weinman, himself the second winner of the award. While this medal was at first only given to Americans, since 1983 foreign artists are also eligible to receive this award.