Results of Annual Writers’ Competition for 2001

BOOKS
BOOK OF THE YEAR
The work having the greatest potential impact on numismatics: Criteria include overall reader appeal, research quality, photographic, printing and graphic excellence, cover and typography where applicable. Books submitted in the specialized categories below may be considered for Book of the Year as well: Encyclopedia of Early United States Cents, 1793-1814, edited by Mark Borckardt
BEST SPECIALIZED BOOK ON
(a) United States Coins: The Crime of 1873, The Comstock Connection, by Robert Van Ryzin
(b) World Coins: An Ethnographic Study of Traditional Money, by Charles J. Opitz
(c) U.S. Paper Money: Confederate States Paper Money, 10th Edition, by Arlie Slabaugh
(d) World Paper Money: The Coins and Banknotes of Palestine Under the British Mandate, 1927- 1947, by Howard M. Berlin
(e) Tokens & Medals: none
(f) Numismatic Investments: How to Make Money in Coins Right Now, 2nd Edition, by Scott A. Travers
(g) Museum & Exhibition Catalogs: The Numismatic Legacy of the Jews as Depicted by a Distinguished American Collection, by Claudia Wallack Samuels, Paul Rynearson and Ya’akov Meshorer
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
The Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties, 4th Edition, by Bill Fivaz and J.T. Stanton; Mike Ellis, Editor
A Collector’s Guide to the Indian Head Quarter Eagle, by Michael Fuljenz and Douglas Winter
Official Guidebook to America’s State Quarters, by David L. Ganz
The Ultimate Guide to Attributing Bust Half Dollars, by Glenn R. Peterson, M.D.
The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual, 4th Edition, by Scott A. Travers

 

U.S. COMMERCIAL NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES
BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES
(a) Coins: Ed Reiter, “A Voice for Redesign,” COINage
(b) Tokens & Medals: Robert W. Julian, “Medals of the Assayers,” COINage
(c) Paper Money: John Iddings, “The New Look of Paper,” COINage
BEST COLUMN
Market Watch,” Joel Edler, Coins Magazine
BEST ISSUE
COINage, November 2000, Jeffery R. Shoop, Publisher
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
Coin Photography, Larry Stevens, COINage

 

WORLD COMMERCIAL NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES
BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES
(a) Coins: “Coinage of the Congo,” John R. Crawford, World Coin News
(b) Tokens & Medals: “Awards Plentiful Since the Iturbide Period,” Don Bailey, World Coin News
(c) Paper Money: none
BEST COLUMN
“Around the World,” Richard Giedroyc, World Coin News
BEST ISSUE
World Coin News, December 2000, David Harper, Editor

 

NON PROFIT OR CLUB NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES
BEST ARTICLE
“Dr. Lewis Roper: Argonaut of the Numismatic Realm,” Joel J. Orosz, The Numismatist
BEST COLUMN
“Coins & Collectors,” Q. David Bowers, The Numismatist
BEST ISSUE
Paper Money, January-February 2001, Fred L. Reed III, Editor
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
“Rachel Notes,” Rachel Feller, IBNS Journal
GNA Journal, Spring 2001, David Crenshaw, Editor

 

NUMISMATIC NEWSPAPERS
BEST SPOT NEWS STORY OR CONTINUING COVERAGE OFDEVELOPING STORY IN NUMISMATICS
“The 1974 Aluminum Cent and the 1933 Double Eagle,” Alan Herbert and David L. Ganz, Numismatic News
BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES
(a) Coins: “Better Coins Through Science,” William T. Gibbs, Coin World
(b) Tokens & Medals: “James E. Fraser’s Works Are Famous, Though He Is Not,” Fred L. Reed III, Coin World
(c) Paper Money: “Lincoln’s Portraits on Paper Money Help Establish Federal Government Image,” Fred L. Reed III, Coin World
BEST COLUMN
“Designs of the Times,” Bradley Karoleff, Coin World
BEST ISSUE
Coin World, Aug. 7, 2000, Beth Deisher, Editor
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
Editorial Cartoons, Bill King, Numismatic News

 

NON-NUMISMATIC NEWSPAPERS
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
“Recovered Treasure,” Anastasis Hendrix, San Francisco Chronicle

 

COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND INTERNET WEB SITES
BEST WEB SITE ARTICLE
“The Sacagawea Dollar: A Progress Report,” Ed Reiter, wsrarities.com, Wall Street Rarities
BEST WEB SITE
heritagecoin.com, Heritage Rare Coins, Paul Minshull and Brian Shipman, Co-Authors
BEST NON-COMMERCIAL WEB SITE
money.org, American Numismatic Association
BEST TRADE WEB SITE
coinworld.com, Coin World, Beth Deisher, Editor
BEST MASS-MARKET WEB SITE
wnbc.com, WNBC/NBC-TV, based on One-Minute Coin Expert; Scott A. Travers, Author; Patrick L. Brown, Editor
BEST SOFTWARE
“The Ultimate Coin Book,” Ron Guth, coinfacts.com

 

AUCTION CATALOGS
BEST AUCTION CATALOG
(a) Coin and Currency Auction Catalogs: Tie: Stack’s, “65th Anniversary Sale,” and Auctions by Bowers and Merena, “The Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection, Part III”
(b) Catalogs for Auctions of Books and Exonumia: Auctions by Bowers and Merena, “The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere”

 

COMMERCIAL PUBLICATIONS
LEE MARTIN FOUNDER’S AWARD
for Best Investment Newsletter: Maurice Rosen, The Rosen Numismatic Advisory
BEST DEALER PUBLISHED MAZAINE OR NEWSPAPER
Rare Coin Review, Bowers and Merena Galleries
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
Michael R. Fuljenz, Investor’s Profit Advisory

 

BEST ALL AROUND PORTFOLIO
Collection of writings and/or photographs and related items demonstrating numismatic writing ability and versatility: Ed Reiter

 

BEST WRITER IN NLG NEWSLETTER
NLG Newsletter editor alone selects winner. Criteria include writing skill and style, numismatic or organization support, content to inform the member readers: none

 

AUDIO VISUAL
BEST TELEVISON CONTINUING SERIES
Asa Aarons, WNBC/NBC-TV
BEST VIDEO
“Your Guide to Selling Coins and Currency at Auction,” Heritage Numismatic Auctions
CLEMENT F. BAILEY MEMORIAL AWARD
This award recognizes excellence among new writers in numismatics, whose first published writings appeared during the previous year: Jon Blackwell, COINage