Results of Annual Writers’ Competition for 2006

BOOKS
BOOK OF THE YEAR–The work having the greatest potential impact on numismatics:
(Tie) Renaissance of American Coinage, 1916-1921, by Roger W. Burdette and The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual, Fifth Edition, by Scott A. Travers
BEST SPECIALIZED BOOK
United States Coins: Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins, 1795-1933, by Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth
World Coins: Money of the Bible, by Kenneth Bressett
U.S. Paper Money: Collecting Confederate Paper Money, by Pierre Fricke, edited by Stephen Goldsmith
World Paper Money: Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Specialized Issues, 10th Edition, George S. Cuhaj, Editor
Tokens and Medals: The Medals Concerning John Law and the Mississippi System, by John W. Adams
Numismatic Investments: The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual, 5th Edition, by Scott A. Travers
Museum and Exhibition Catalog: ¡Viva La Revolucion! The Money of the Mexican Revolution, by Don Bailey and Joe Flores
Extraordinary Merit:
Million Dollar Nickels, by Paul Montgomery, Mark Borchardt and Ray Knight
The 1894-S Dime, A Mystery Unraveled, by Kevin Flynn
A Guide Book of United States Coins 2007, 60th Edition, by R.S. Yeoma, edited by Kenneth E. Bressett
United States Gold Counterfeit Detection Guide, by Bill Fivaz
A Grading Guide to the Top 25 Most Widely Collected U.S. Coins, by Beth Deisher
Collecting Lucky Coins, Tokens and Medals, by Rita Laws
100 Greatest American Currency Notes, by Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman
The Forgotten Mint of Colonial Panama, by Jorge A. Proctor
The Comprehensive Catalog of U.S. Paper Money, Seventh Edition, by Gene Hessler and Carlson Chambliss
World Monetary Units: An Historical Dictionary, Country by Country, by Howard M. Berlin
The Expert’s Guide to Collecting and Investing in Rare Coins, by Q. David Bowers

 

U.S. COMMERCIAL NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES
BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES
Coins: “A National Treasure,” Leon Worden, COINage
Tokens & Medals: “Presidential Medals,” R.W. Julian, COINage
Paper Money: “A Woman’s Touch,” Gene Hessler, COINage
BEST COLUMN
“My Two Cents’ Worth,” Ed Reiter, COINage
BEST ISSUE
Coin World’s Paper Money Values, Summer 2006, Beth Deisher, Editor

 

WORLD COMMERCIAL NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES
BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES
Coins: “Aphrodite: Classical Greek Goddess of War,” Derek R. Smith, The Celator
Tokens & Medals: “124 Patriots of Ireland, A Numismatic Mystery,” Thomas H. Sebring, World Coin News
Paper Money: “Costa Rica Says Hello to San Francisco,” Paul Green
BEST COLUMN
“From A to Z,” Bob Reis, World Coin News
BEST ISSUE
The Celator, January 2006, Kerry Wetterstrom, Editor

 

NON-PROFIT OR CLUB NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES
BEST ARTICLE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS
“The Treasury Notes of the War of 1812,” Donald Kagin, Paper Money
BEST COLUMN, LARGE PUBLICATIONS
“Early American Money,” John J. Kraljevich Jr., Numismatist
BEST ISSUE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS
Paper Money, May/June 2006, Fred L. Reed III, Editor
BEST ARTICLE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS
“A New Birth of Freedom: The American Civil War Collection at the ANS,” Robert W. Hoge, American Numismatic Society Magazine
BEST COLUMN, SMALL PUBLICATIONS
“Current Cabinet Activities,” Robert W. Hoge, American Numismatic Society Magazine
BEST ISSUE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS
American Numismatic Society Magazine, Winter 2005, Ute Wartenberg Kagan, Editor
Extraordinary Merit:
Penny-Wise, November 2005, Harry Salyards, Editor

 

NUMISMATIC NEWSPAPERS
BEST SPOT NEWS STORY OR CONTINUING COVERAGE OF DEVELOPING STORY IN NUMISMATICS
(Tie) Coverage of the 10 seized 1933 double eagles, R.W. Julian and David Ganz, Numismatic News and Paul Gilkes, Coin World
BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES
Coins: “Quarters Were Not Mint’s First Concern,” R.W. Julian, Numismatic News
Paper Money: “Traders Bank of Rochester Lasts Until 1924,” Karl S. Kabelac, Bank Note Reporter
Tokens & Medals: “Medals to the Rescue,” Rita Laws, Coin World
BEST COLUMN
“Shades of the Blue and Grey,” Fred L. Reed III, Bank Note Reporter
BEST ISSUE
Coin World, July 25, 2005, Beth Deisher, Editor

 

NON-NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS
BEST COLUMN:
“Making Cents,” Dr. Sol Taylor, The Signal, Santa Clarita, CA
BEST ARTICLE:
“Beware of Buying Coins at Swap Meets, Garage Sales,” Dr. Sol Taylor, The Signal, Santa Clarita, CA

 

COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND INTERNET WEB SITES
BEST WEB SITE ARTICLE
“The Flying Eagle Cent: The Start of Something Small in U.S. Coins,” Ed Reiter, littletoncoin.com, Littleton Coin Company
BEST DEALER WEB SITE
heritagecoin.com, Heritage Rare Coins. Brian Shipman, Michael Weems and Ryan Sokol, Web Site Managers
BEST NON-COMMERCIAL WEB SITE
www.money.org. American Numismatic Association, Gail Baker, Web Master
BEST TRADE PRESS WEB SITE
www.HeritageAuctionArchives.com, Heritage Rare Coin Galleries, Brian Shipman and Ryan Sokol, Web Site Managers
BEST NON-NUMISMATIC PRESS WEB SITE
soltaylor.com, The Signal, Santa Clarita, CA. Leon Worden, Senior Editor
BEST SOFTWARE
The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual, Software Edition, Scott A. Travers, Author; Tom Bilotta, Carlisle Development Corp., Producer

 

AUCTION CATALOGS
BEST AUCTION CATALOG: COINS AND CURRENCY
“The Jules Reiver Collection,” Heritage Numismatic Auctions
BEST AUCTION CATALOG: BOOKS AND EXONUMIA:
“John J. Ford Jr. Collection, Part XIII,” Stack’s
Extraordinary Merit:
“Orders & Decorations From the Collection of the American Numismatic Society,” Morton & Eden
“The Cardinal Collection & A Gentleman’s Collection,” American Numismatic Rarities

 

COMMERCIAL PUBLICATIONS
LEE MARTIN FOUNDER’S AWARD for Best Investment Newsletter
Maurice Rosen, The Rosen Numismatic Advisory
Extraordinary Merit:
Michael R. Fuljenz, Investor’s Profit Advisory

 

BEST DEALER-PUBLISHED MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER
The Numismatic Sun, American Numismatic Rarities, Q. David Bowers, Editor

 

AUDIO-VISUAL
BEST COMMERCIAL VIDEO
“Selling Your Coins & Currency at Auction,” Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Written by John Petty; Produced and Directed by David Lisot

 

BEST TV PRESENTATION
“Coin Auction,” Heritage Rare Coin Galleries

 

COMMERCIAL TV SPECIAL RECOGNITION
“Cable TV Ripoffs,” Inside Edition, Larry Posner, Producer

 

BEST WRITER IN NLG NEWSLETTER
Jeff Starck

 

BEST ALL-AROUND PORTFOLIO
John Andrew
Extraordinary Merit:
Donald H. Dool

 

CLEMENT F. BAILEY MEMORIAL AWARD, BEST NEW WRITER
Dom Yanchunas, COINage
Extraordinary Merit:
Emily Mullins, Coin World, and Leon Worden, COINage

 

JAMES L. MILLER MEMORIAL AWARD
Dom Yanchunas, COINage, “Israel Switt”

 

IN APPRECIATION
For serving as judges in the 2006 NLG Writer’s Competition: Thomas K. DeLorey, David L. Ganz, Barbara Gregory, Dorothy Harris, Robert W. Julian, Donn Pearlman, Ed Reiter, Maurice H. Rosen and Dom Yanchunas.