Results of Annual Writers’ Competition for 2014

2014 Annual NLG Writers’ Awards

BOOK OF THE YEAR – The work having the greatest potential impact on numismatics:

Whitman Encyclopedia of Obsolete Paper Money, by Q. David Bowers

BEST SPECIALIZED BOOK

  • United States Coins: New Jersey State Coppers, by Roger S. Siboni, John L. Howes and A. Buell Ish
  • World Coins: The Island Standard, by John Tully
  • Tokens and Medals: Utah Trade Tokens, Second Edition, by H. Robert Campbell
  • U.S. Paper Money: Panic Scrip of 1893, 1907 and 1914, by Neil Shafer and Tom Sheehan
  • World Paper Money: Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Specialized Issues, 12th Edition. George S. Cuhaj, Editor
  • Numismatic Investments: Cash In Your Coins, by Beth Deisher

EXTRAORDINARY MERIT:
Ancient Coins, Ancient Skies, by George Latura

A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Die Varieties, Volume IV, by Bill Bugert

Collecting Confederate Paper Money, by Pierre Fricke

Communion Tokens, by Michael Shutty Jr.

From Crime to Punishment – Counterfeit and Debased Currencies in Colonial and Pre-Federal America, by Philip J. Mossman

Money of the Bible, 3rd Edition, by Kenneth Bressett

The Dollar of 1804, The U.S. Mint’s Hidden Secret, by Mark Ferguson

The National Coin Album, by David W. Lange

 

U.S. NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES

  • Coins: (Tie) “What Price Perfection?” by Tom DeLorey, COINage, and “Hidden in Plain Sight: Smithsonian Reveals Modern Era Treasures” by Jeff Garrett and Steve Roach, Coin World Special Edition
  • Tokens & Medals: “Habemus Papam: Popes on Coins and Medals” by David T. Alexander, COINage
  • Paper Money: “Paper Records “ by Scott Fybush, COINage

BEST COLUMN: “My Two Cents’ Worth,” Ed Reiter, COINage
BEST ISSUE: Coin World Special Edition, May 2013, Steve Roach, Editor

 

WORLD NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES:

  • Coins: “What Better Symbols – The Designing of a Nation’s Coinage” by Edward Colgan, Coin News
  • Tokens & Medals: “Rare U.S. Legion of Merit Award to an Aussie Coastwatcher Fetches Mere $235” by Dr. K.A. Rodgers, Australasian Coin & Banknote Magazine
  • Paper Money: “The Issues of Armée Catholique et Royale” by Kerry Rodgers, Coin News
  • BEST COLUMN: “From A to Z,” Bob Reis, World Coin News
  • BEST ISSUE: Coin News, July 2013, John W. Mussell, Editor

 

NON-PROFIT OR CLUB NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS

    BEST ARTICLE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS: “The Tale of the Thurrock Potins” by Mark Fox, The Numismatist
  • BEST COLUMN, LARGE PUBLICATIONS: “Medieval Coins,” Allen G. Berman, The Numismatist
  • BEST ISSUE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS: American Numismatic Society Magazine, 2013 Issue 4, Peter van Alfen, Editor
  • BEST ARTICLE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS: “Numisgraphics – The Flesh and the Spirit” by John W. Adams, The Asylum
  • BEST COLUMN, SMALL PUBLICATIONS: “Exploring North Carolina Exonumia,” David Provost, North Carolina Numismatic Association Journal
  • BEST ISSUE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS: John Reich Journal, December 2013, John Reich Collectors Society, Brad Karoleff, Editor

 

NUMISMATIC NEWSPAPERS

  • BEST SPOT NEWS STORY OR CONTINUING COVERAGE OF DEVELOPING STORY IN NUMISMATICS: Continuing coverage of 1974-D aluminum cent, Paul Gilkes, Coin World

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES:

  • Coins: “Stellas Illustrated Strange Theory” by R.W. Julian, Numismatic News
  • Tokens & Medals: “What Makes the 1776 Libertas Americana Medal So Special?” by Steve Roach, Coin World
  • Paper Money: “Hometown Notes Often Offer a Glimpse Behind the Scenes” by Michele Orzano, Coin World

 

  • BEST COLUMN: “Shades of the Blue and Grey,” Fred Reed, Bank Note Reporter
  • BEST ISSUE: Bank Note Reporter, July 2013, Robert Van Ryzin, Editor

 

NON-NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS

  • THE MAURICE M. GOULD MEMORIAL AWARD, BEST COLUMN: “Money Talk,” Frank J. Colletti, Lost Treasure Magazine
  • BEST ARTICLE: “Couple Stumbles on $10 Million in Rare Coins” by John Rogers, The Associated Press

COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND INTERNET WEB SITES

  • BEST WEB SITE COIN ARTICLE: “The Fabulous Eric Newman Collection” by Greg Reynolds, CoinWeek
  • BEST WEB SITE TOKEN AND MEDAL ARTICLE: “Spotlight on So-Called Dollars” by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker, CoinWeek
  • BEST WEB SITE PAPER MONEY ARTICLE: “The Sochi 100 Ruble Note and Other Circulating Russian Banknotes: A Brief Primer” by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker, CoinWeek
  • BEST WEB SITE COLUMN: “USA Coin Album,” David W. Lange, NGC News
  • BEST ONLINE NEWS WEB SITE: CoinWeek.com, David Lisot, Executive Producer; Scott Purvis, Webmaster
  • BEST DEALER WEB SITE: HeritageCoins.com, Heritage Auction Galleries, Paul Minshull, Michael Weems, Brian Shipman, Ryan Sokol and Stewart Huckaby
  • BEST NON-TRADE PRESS WEB SITE: Numismatics.org, American Numismatic Society
  • BEST INTERNET BLOG: “The Buzz,” Dave Harper, Numismatic News
  • BEST SOFTWARE: HA.com/Live, Heritage Auctions, Paul Minshull, Matt Jackson, Ryan Sokol and Michael Weems

AUCTION CATALOGS

  • BEST AUCTION CATALOG, COINS AND CURRENCY: “Missouri Cabinet Collection,” January 2014, Ira and Larry Goldberg

Extraordinary Merit: “Selections From the Eric P. Newman Collections, Part II,” November 2013, Heritage Auctions

  • BEST AUCTION CATALOG, BOOKS AND EXONUMIA: “John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part XXIV,” September 2013, Stack’s Bowers Galleries

COMMERCIAL PUBLICATIONS

  • LEE MARTIN FOUNDER’S AWARD for Best Investment Newsletter: Maurice H. Rosen, The Rosen Numismatic Advisory
  • BEST DEALER-PUBLISHED MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER: Investors Profit Advisory, Mike Fuljenz

 

BEST ALL-AROUND PORTFOLIO

Greg Reynolds

 

AUDIO-VISUAL

  • BEST RADIO REPORT: “The Coin Show,” Mike Fuljenz, KLVI 560, Beaumont, Texas
  • BEST TELEVISION REPORT: “The Coin and Precious Metal Report,” Mike Fuljenz, KBTV-TV FOX 4, Beaumont, Texas
  • BEST NON-COMMERCIAL VIDEO: “More Advice for Coin Collectors,” CoinWeek.com, David Lisot, Producer; Michael Fuljenz, Author
  • BEST COMMERCIAL VIDEO: “Kagin’s Sells Saddle Ridge Gold Treasure With Amazon,” David Lisot

 

IN APPRECIATION

Arlene Germano, Entry Coordinator – For long and devoted service to the NLG and entrants in our Writer’s Competition

MEMORIAL AWARDS

JAMES L. MILLER MEMORIAL AWARD: David W. Lange, The Numismatist, “The Search for A.W. Faxon”
CLEMENT F. BAILEY MEMORIAL AWARD, BEST NEW WRITER: Daniel Wolf, American Numismatic Society, American Journal of Numismatics

 

BURNETT ANDERSON AWARD

Ed Reiter

 

THE RIBBIT

Tom DeLorey

 

THE CLEMY

John Albanese