Results of Annual Writers’ Competition for 2004

BOOKS
BOOK OF THE YEAR
The Mint on Carson Street, by Rusty Goe
BEST SPECIALIZED BOOK
United States Coins: United States Pattern Coins, Experimental and Trial Pieces, edited by Q. David Bowers; pricing coordinated by Robert L. Hughes
World Coins: Numismatic Forgery, by Charles M. Larson
U.S. Paper Money: Standard Catalog of U.S. Paper Money, 22nd Edition, by Chester L. Krause and Robert F. Lemke, edited by Joel T. Edler
World Paper Money: Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, 10th Edition, edited by George Cuhaj
Numismatic Investments: The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual, Revised 4th Edition, by Scott A. Travers
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
The Collector’s Handbook, by James L. Halperin and Gregory J. Rohan
Proof Gold Coinage of the United States, by Robert J. Loewinger, M.D., edited by John Dannreuther

 

U.S. COMMERCIAL NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES
BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES
Coins: Jon Blackwell, “The World of Islamic Coins,” COINage
Tokens & Medals: David T. Alexander, “The Very Modern Medal,” COINage
Paper Money: Ron Meyer, “Funny Money,” COINage
BEST COLUMN
“My Two Cents’ Worth,” Ed Reiter, COINage
BEST ISSUE
Coins Magazine, November 2003, Robert R. Van Ryzin, Editor

 

WORLD COMMERCIAL NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES
BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES
Coins: “Druid Hoard Provides Insight Into Celtic Time,” Chris Rudd, World Coin News
Tokens & Medals: “Argentina Abounds With San Martin Medals,” Donald Dool, World Coin News
BEST COLUMN
“The Other Side,” Phillip Davis, The Celator
BEST ISSUE
World Coin News, June 2003, David C. Harper, Editor

 

NON-PROFIT OR CLUB NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES
BEST ARTICLE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS
“Hebrew Love Tokens,” Simcha Kuritzky, The Numismatist
BEST COLUMN, LARGE PUBLICATIONS
: “Early American Money,” John J. Kraljevich Jr., The Numismatist
BEST ISSUE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS
The Numismatist, November 2003, Barbara Gregory, Editor
BEST ARTICLE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS
“New Pidyon Haben Token Discovered,” Simcha Kuritzky, The Shekel
BEST COLUMN, SMALL PUBLICATIONS
: “ICTA Update,” Diane Piret, FUN Topics
BEST ISSUE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS
FUN Topics, Winter 2003, Jim Best, Editor

 

NUMISMATIC NEWSPAPERS
BEST SPOT NEWS STORY OR CONTINUING COVERAGE OF DEVELOPING STORY IN NUMISMATICS
“Found: Missing 1913 Liberty Head Nickel,” Coin World, Beth Deisher
BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES
Coins: Ken Potter, “Spiked Heads,” Numismatic News
Tokens & Medals: Russell Rulau, “Step Right Up for Magnificent Circus Tokens,” Numismatic News
Paper Money: Tom Conklin, “Knapp Family Had Banking Empire in Deposit, N.Y.,” Bank Note Reporter
BEST COLUMN
“The Joys of Collecting,” Q. David Bowers, Coin World
BEST ISSUE
Bank Note Reporter, May 2004, David C. Harper, Editor

 

COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND INTERNET WEB SITES
BEST WEB SITE ARTICLE
“Peace Dollar Model Had Special Claim to Fame,” Ed Reiter, littletoncoin.com, Littleton Coin Company
BEST DEALER WEB SITE
heritagecoin.com, Heritage Rare Coins
BEST NON-COMMERCIAL WEB SITE
coinbooks.org, The e-sylum, Wayne K. Homren, Editor
BEST TRADE PRESS WEB SITE
coinworld.com, Coin World, Beth Deisher, Editor
BEST SOFTWARE
“Coin Dealers Inventory Control System,” Heritage Rare Coins
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
“Chattanooga Money,” Dennis Schafluetzel

 

AUCTION CATALOGS
BEST AUCTION CATALOG
(tie) “The Green Pond Collection of Dahlonega Gold,” Heritage Numismatic Auctions, and “John J. Ford Jr. Collection, Part I,” Stack’s
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
“The Classics Sale, Haig A. Koshkarian Collection,” American Numismatic Rarities, LLC”

 

COMMERCIAL PUBLICATIONS
LEE MARTIN FOUNDER’S AWARD for Best Investment Newsletter
Maurice Rosen, The Rosen Numismatic Advisory
BEST DEALER-PUBLISHED MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER
Universal Coin & Bullion, Diamond Anniversary Issue, Michael R. Fuljenz

 

AUDIO-VISUAL
BEST NON-COMMERCIAL VIDEO
“Era of Hometown Bank Notes,” David Lisot and James A. Simek

 

BEST WRITER IN NLG NEWSLETTER
David W. Lange

 

CLEMENT F. BAILEY MEMORIAL AWARD
Jeff Starck

 

JAMES L. MILLER MEMORIAL AWARD
Beth Deisher, Coin World, “Found: Missing 1913 Liberty Head Nickel”

 

IN APPRECIATION
Salvatore Germano, for generously providing facilities and personal assistance for the NLG Writer’s Competition

 

IN APPRECIATION
For serving as judges in the 2004 NLG Writer’s Competition: Thomas K. DeLorey, Dorothy Harris, John Iddings, Robert W. Julian, Timothy J. Kochuba, Donn Pearlman and Maurice H. Rosen.