Results of Annual Writers’ Competition for 2003

BOOKS
BOOK OF THE YEAR
100 Greatest U.S. Coins, by Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth
BEST SPECIALIZED BOOK
United States Coins: The New York Times Guide to Coin Collecting, by Ed Reiter
World Coins: Nicaragua – Its Coins, Paper Money, Medals, Tokens, by Luis Humberto Flores
U.S. Paper Money: American History as Seen Through Currency, by Dr. Edward A. Dauer and Joanne C. Dauer
World Paper Money: Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, 9th Edition, edited by Neil Shafer and George Cuhaj
Tokens and Medals: Indian Peace Medals and Related Items: Collecting the Symbols of Peace and Friendship, by Rita Laws, Ph.D.
Numismatic Investments: United States Proof Sets and Mint Sets (1936-2002), by Ron Guth and Bill Gale
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
Coin Collecting: Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge Series, by George Cuhaj

 

U.S. COMMERCIAL NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES
BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES
Coins: William E. Hagans, “American Drummer Boy,” Coins Magazine
Tokens & Medals: Jon Blackwell, “Medal of Honor,” COINage
Paper Money: R.W. Julian, “Fractional Currency,” COINage
BEST COLUMN
“My Two Cents’ Worth,” Ed Reiter, COINage
BEST ISSUE
COINage, October 2002, Jeffery R. Shoop, Publisher

 

WORLD COMMERCIAL NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES
BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES
Coins: “Lutine Treasure a Thorn in Side of Lloyd’s,” Thomas H. Sebring, World Coin News
Tokens & Medals: “Notgeld Coins May Be Sleeper Collectible,” Richard Giedroyc, World Coin News
Paper Money: “Lyn Knight Auction Interests Costa Ricans,” Paul M. Green, World Coin News
BEST COLUMN
“From A to Z,” Bob Reis, World Coin News
BEST ISSUE
World Coin News, July 2002, David C. Harper, Editor

 

NON-PROFIT OR CLUB NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES
BEST ARTICLE
“Selling America’s Rarest Coin: The 1933 Double Eagle,” David T. Alexander, The Numismatist
BEST COLUMN
“Current Cabinet Activities,” Robert W. Hoge, ANS Magazine
BEST ISSUE
(tie) Numismatist, March 2003, Barbara Gregory, Editor, and ANS Journal, Summer 2002, Ute Wartenberg Kagan, Editor

 

NUMISMATIC NEWSPAPERS
BEST SPOT NEWS STORY OR CONTINUING COVERAGE OF DEVELOPING STORY IN NUMISMATICS
“33 $20 Blasts Record,” Numismatic News, David L. Ganz
BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES
Coins: R.W. Julian, “‘Sole’ 1933 Double Eagle Likely Not Alone,” Numismatic News
Tokens & Medals: Russell Rulau, “1789 Mott Token Likely From 1830s,” Numismatic News
Paper Money: Tom Conklin, “Notes Help Chronicle Bank Looter’s Career,” Bank Note Reporter
BEST COLUMN
“Notes From Washington,” Peter Huntoon, Bank Note Reporter
BEST ISSUE
Numismatic News, Oct. 13, 2002, David C. Harper, Editor

 

NON-NUMISMATIC PERIODICALS
BEST ARTICLE
“The Ancient Art of Making Money,” Michael Sedgwick, British Heritage

 

COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND INTERNET WEB SITES
BEST WEB SITE ARTICLE
“The Intelligent Collector: Why Do We Collect Things?,” James Halperin, heritagecoin.com
BEST DEALER WEB SITE
heritagecoin.com, Heritage Rare Coins, James Halperin, Brian Shipman and Shane Reed, Co-Authors
BEST NON-COMMERCIAL WEB SITE
money.org, American Numismatic Association, Barbara Gregory, Editor
BEST TRADE PRESS WEB SITE
coinworld.com, Coin World, Beth Deisher, Editor
BEST SOFTWARE
“Brother Can You Spare a Dime,” Roger deWardt Lane

 

AUCTION CATALOGS
BEST AUCTION CATALOG
“The Sid and Alicia Belzberg Collection of Canadian Coinage,” Heritage Numismatic Auctions
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
“The Queller Family Collection of U.S. Half Dollars,” Stack’s

 

COMMERCIAL PUBLICATIONS
LEE MARTIN FOUNDER’S AWARD for Best Investment Newsletter
Maurice Rosen, The Rosen Numismatic Advisory
BEST DEALER-PUBLISHED MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER
Rare Coin Review, Q. David Bowers

 

BEST ALL AROUND PORTFOLIO
Ron Guth

 

BEST WRITER IN NLG NEWSLETTER
David W. Lange

 

CLEMENT F. BAILEY MEMORIAL AWARD
Rita Laws, Ph.D.

· NLG 2003 BALTIMORE AWARDS CEREMONY SPONSORED BY INTERCEPT SHIELD
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