Results of Annual Writers’ Competition for 2002

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: A California Gold Rush History, Q. David Bowers
BEST SPECIALIZED BOOK ON
(a) United States Coins: The Harry W. Bass Jr. Museum Sylloge, by Q. David Bowers
(b) World Coins: Standard Catalog of World Coins – Spain, Portugal and the New World, by Chester L. Krause and Clifford Mishler; Colin R. Bruce II, Senior Editor
(c) U.S. Paper Money: Comprehensive Catalog of Military Payment Certificates, by Fred Schwan
(d) World Paper Money: Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, 8th Edition, edited by Neil Shafer and George S. Cuhaj
(f) Numismatic Investments: Type II Double Eagles 1866-1876, by Michael Fuljenz and Douglas Winter
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
Coin Collecting for Dummies, by Ron Guth
A Collector’s Guide to the Indian Head Quarter Eagle, by Michael Fuljenz and Douglas Winter
The Official Price Guide to Mint Errors, 6th Edition by Alan Herbert
Standard Catalog of Stocks & Bonds, by Rainer Stahlberg and Colin R. Bruce II
Commemorative Coins of the United States, 2nd edition by Anthony J. Swiatek, edited by William T. Gibbs
The Insider’s Guide to U.S. Coin Values 2002, by Scott A. Travers; mintage research by R.W. Julian

 

U.S. COMMERCIAL NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES
BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES
(a) Coins: William E. Hagans, “From Pan Pac $50s to the San Diego Half Dollar,” Coins Magazine
(b) Tokens & Medals: Bryon Kanzinger, “Collecting Civil War Tokens,” Coins Magazine
(c) Paper Money: Ron Meyer, “Worth the Paper It’s Printed On,” COINage
BEST COLUMN
“My Two Cents’ Worth,” Ed Reiter, COINage
BEST ISSUE
COINage, May 2002, Jeffery R. Shoop, Publisher
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
Jon Blackwell, “A Salute to West Point,” COINage

 

WORLD COMMERCIAL NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES
BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES
(a) Coins: “Medieval Irish Coinage,” Michael Greaney, World Coin News
(b) Tokens & Medals: “Propaganda Leaflets Invade Afghanistan,” Herbert A. Friedman, World Coin News
BEST COLUMN
“Canadiana,” Serge Pelletier, World Coin News
BEST ISSUE
World Coin News, December 2001, David Harper, Editor

 

NON PROFIT OR CLUB NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES
BEST ARTICLE
“When Stamps Were Money,” Robert D. Leonard Jr., The Numismatist
BEST COLUMN
“Pearlman’s People,” Donn Pearlman, The Numismatist
BEST ISSUE
Paper Money, May-June 2002, Fred L. Reed III, Editor
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
“Proof 1840 Seated Dollar Restrikes,” Jeff Ambio, Gobrecht Journal

 

NUMISMATIC NEWSPAPERS
BEST SPOT NEWS STORY OR CONTINUING COVERAGE OFDEVELOPING STORY IN NUMISMATICS
“25th Memphis Show Team Coverage,” Bank Note Reporter, David C. Harper, David C. Kranz, John Wilson and Nancy Wilson
BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES
(a) Coins: Beth Deisher, “How’d You Like to Sell a 1913 5 Cents for $2,000?,” Coin World
(b) Tokens & Medals: Fred L. Reed III, “A door opens, a medal appears,” Coin World
(c) Paper Money: Randy Vogel, “1929 FRBNs a True Emergency Currency,” Bank Note Reporter
BEST COLUMN
“Editorial Opinion,” Beth Deisher, Coin World
BEST ISSUE
Coin World, Feb. 25, 2002, Beth Deisher, Editor
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
“Coin Market” Price Guide Section, Joel Edler, Numismatic News
“Trends of U.S. Coins” Price Guide Section, Stuart Segan, Coin World

 

NON-NUMISMATIC NEWSPAPERS
BEST ARTICLE
“I Take Wooden Nickels,” Bob Fritsch, The ASI Chronicles
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
“Fair Lawn Mayor Makes His Mark on U.S. Money,” Ed Reiter, The Record of Hackensack

 

COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND INTERNET WEB SITES
BEST WEB SITE ARTICLE
“Why All Your Gold Coins Should Be Certified,” Mike Fuljenz, UniversalCoin.net, Universal Coin & Bullion
BEST WEB SITE
heritagecoin.com, Heritage Rare Coins, Paul Minshull and Brian Shipman, Co-Authors
BEST NON-COMMERCIAL WEB SITE
Tie: CoinGrading.com, James L. Halperin, and Mel Wacks, amuseum.org
BEST TRADE WEB SITE
coinworld.com, Coin World, Beth Deisher, Editor
BEST SOFTWARE
“The Digital RAG,” Edgar E. Souders, Vived Treasures Productions

 

AUCTION CATALOGS
BEST AUCTION CATALOG
“The ‘Dallas Bank’ Collection,” Sotheby’s and Stack’s
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
“The Morris Silverman Collection,” Heritage Rare Coins

 

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: James L. Halperin

 

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: David L. Vagi

 

CLEMENT F. BAILEY MEMORIAL AWARD
This award recognizes excellence among new writers in numismatics, whose first published writings appeared during the previous year: None
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
Dr. Howard M. Berlin, Web Master of NumismaticLiteraryGuild.org, the NLG Web site
Pete Smith, “Guide to Biographical Research”