Results of Annual Writers’ Competition for 2005

BOOKS
BOOK OF THE YEAR
Illegal Tender, by David Tripp
BEST SPECIALIZED BOOK
United States Coins: A Guide Book of United States Type Coins, by Q. David Bowers
World Coins: Cobs, Pieces of Eight and Treasure Coins, by Sewall Menzel
U.S. Paper Money: A Guide Book of United States Paper Money, by Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg
World Paper Money: Show Me the Money, by Fred Reed
Tokens and Medals: Standard Catalog of U.S. Tokens, 1700-1900, by Russell Rulau
Numismatic Investments: One-Minute Coin Expert, 5th Edition, by Scott A. Travers
Museum and Exhibition Catalog: A Simple Souvenir, Coins & Medals of the Olympic Games, by Peter G. Van Alfen

 

U.S. COMMERCIAL NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES
BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES
Coins: “Collecting by the Book,” David T. Alexander, COINage
Tokens & Medals: “New York Subway Collectibles,” George Cuhaj, Coins Magazine
Paper Money: “Every Picture Tells a Story,” Tom DeLorey, COINage
BEST COLUMN
“Numismatic Mysteries,” Alan Herbert, Coins Magazine
BEST ISSUE (3-Way Tie)
COINage, September 2004, Jeff Shoop, Publisher;
Coins Magazine, May 2005, Robert Van Ryzin, Editor;
Coin Values, March 2005, Beth Deisher, Editor

 

WORLD COMMERCIAL NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES
BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES
Coins: “Barbarism, Art and Thracian Tetradrachms,” Reid Goldsborough, The Celator
Tokens & Medals: “Christmas, the Time of St. Eligius,” Todd Haefer, World Coin News
BEST COLUMN
“The Internet Connection,” Kevin Barry and Zachary Beasley, The Celator
BEST ISSUE
World Coin News, December 2004, David C. Harper, Editor
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT: The Celator, May 2004, Kerry Wetterstrom, Editor

 

NON-PROFIT OR CLUB NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES
BEST ARTICLE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS
“George Washington and America’s ‘Small Beginning’ in Coinage,” Joel J. Orosz and Carl R. Herkowitz, American Journal of Numismatics
BEST COLUMN, LARGE PUBLICATIONS
“USA Coin Album,” David W. Lange, Numismatist
EXRAORDINARY MERIT: “Current Cabinet Activities,” Robert W. Hoge, The ANS Magazine
BEST ISSUE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS
The Numismatist, June 2004, Barbara Gregory, Editor
BEST ARTICLE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS
“Lord Baltimore Coinage and Daily Exchange in Early Maryland,” Louis E. Jordan, Colonial Newsletter
BEST COLUMN, SMALL PUBLICATIONS
“President’s Corner,” Chip Cutcliff, Metropolitan Club of Atlanta Newsletter
BEST ISSUE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS
John Reich Journal, July 2004, Brad Karoleff, Editor
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT:
“Civil War Change Shortage Gave Rise to Curious Makeshifts,” Fred L. Reed III, Paper Money
“An Annotated Bibliography of the Published Writings of Walter H. Breen,” David F. Fanning, The Asylum
The Asylum, Summer 2004, David Fanning, Editor-in-Chief

 

NUMISMATIC NEWSPAPERS
BEST SPOT NEWS STORY OR CONTINUING COVERAGE OF DEVELOPING STORY IN NUMISMATICS
“Fakes Abound in Online Sales,” Rita Laws, Coin World
BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES
Coins: “Millennium Masterpieces,” Rita Laws, Coin World
Paper Money: “Indiana Bank Added to List of Dillinger Hits,” Bob Cochran, Bank Note Reporter
Tokens & Medals: “Family Ties Add Meaning, History to Items,” James A. Downey, Bank Note Reporter
BEST COLUMN
“Shades of the Blue and Grey,” Fred Reed, Bank Note Reporter
BEST ISSUE
Bank Note Reporter, May 2005, David C. Harper, Editor

 

NON-NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS
BEST COLUMN:
“Making Cents,” Dr. Sol Taylor, The Signal, Santa Clarita, Calif.

 

COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND INTERNET WEB SITES
BEST WEB SITE ARTICLE
“The Weinmans: Arbiters of Taste in U.S. Coinage,” 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 NON-NUMISMATIC PRESS WEB SITE
soltaylor.com, The Signal, Santa Clarita, Calif., Leon Worden, Multimedia Editor
BEST SOFTWARE
“The Colonial Newsletter, Issues 104-126,” American Numismatic Society, Gary A. Trudgen, Editor
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
“Chattanooga Money,” Dennis Schafluetzel

 

AUCTION CATALOGS
BEST AUCTION CATALOG: COINS AND CURRENCY
“The Louis E. Eliasberg Sr. Collection of World Coins and Medals,” American Numismatic Rarities
BEST AUCTION CATALOG: BOOKS AND EXONUMIA:
“John J. Ford Jr. Collection, Part IV,” Stack’s
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
“The Wes Rasmussen Collection of United States Large Cents,” Heritage Numismatic Auctions

 

COMMERCIAL PUBLICATIONS
LEE MARTIN FOUNDER’S AWARD for Best Investment Newsletter
Maurice Rosen, The Rosen Numismatic Advisory
BEST DEALER-PUBLISHED MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER
The Numismatic Sun, American Numismatic Rarities

 

AUDIO-VISUAL
BEST NON-COMMERCIAL VIDEO
“Future of the ANA,” Chris Cipoletti, Content; David Lisot, Production

 

BEST WRITER IN NLG NEWSLETTER
Beth Deisher

 

IN MEMORIAM
John J. Ford Jr., 1924-2005, and A.M. “Art” Kagin, 1919-2005

 

BEST ALL-AROUND PORTFOLIO
Ginger Rapsus

 

JAMES L. MILLER MEMORIAL AWARD
John Iddings, COINage, “Online Vigilantes”

 

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 2005 NLG Writer’s Competition: Thomas K. DeLorey, John Dannreuther, Dorothy Harris, John Iddings, Robert W. Julian, Timothy J. Kochuba and Maurice H. Rosen.