Results of Annual Writers’ Competition for 2008

BOOKS

BOOK OF THE YEAR–The work having the greatest potential impact on numismatics:
Renaissance of American Coinage, 1909-1915, by Roger W. Burdette
BEST SPECIALIZED BOOK
• United States Coins: The Smithsonian Guide to Coin Collecting, by David L. Ganz
• World Coins: 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, by Harlan J. Berk
• U.S. Paper Money: A Guide Book of Counterfeit Confederate Currency, by George B. Tremmel
• World Paper Money: Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Modern Issues, 13th Edition, George S. Cuhaj, Editor
• Tokens and Medals: 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens, by Katherine Jaeger and Q. David Bowers
• Numismatic Investments: Scott Travers’ Top 88 Coins to Buy and Sell, by Scott A. Travers
• Museum and Exhibition Catalog: Coins of the Seleucid Empire From the Collection of Arthur Houghton, Part II, by Oliver D. Hooper, American Numismatic Society
Extraordinary Merit:
Ancient Coin Collecting II and III, 2nd Edition, by Wayne G. Sayles
Florida Paper Money, An Illustrated History 1817-1934, by Ronald J. Benice, Edited by Fred Reed
Striking Change, by Michael F. Moran, Foreword by Henry J. Duffy, Introduction by Q. David Bowers
• United States Fugio Copper Coinage of 1787, by Eric P. Newman
Coin Collecting Boards of the 1930s and 1940s, by David W. Lange
James Crawford: Master of the Mint at Carson City, by Rusty Goe
Numismatic Art in America, 2nd Edition, by Cornelius Vermeule, Update by David T. Alexander
A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents, by Q. David Bowers, Foreword by Charles D. Daughtrey
The Practical Book of Cobs, 20th Anniversary Edition, by Daniel Sedwick and Frank Sedwick
Milestone Coins, by Kenneth E. Bressett
The Hibernia Coinage of William Wood, by Sydney F. Martin


U.S. COMMERCIAL
NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES
• Coins: “No More Trade Dollars for Me,” Robert Van Ryzin, Coins Magazine
• Tokens & Medals: “Ten Historic U.S. Medals,” David T. Alexander, COINage
• Paper Money: “Reclusive Deuces,” Tom DeLorey, COINage
BEST COLUMN
“My Two Cents’ Worth,” Ed Reiter, COINage
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
“Paper Profiles,” Fred Reed, Coins Magazine
BEST ISSUE
COINage, June 2007, Ed Reiter, Editor; Marcy Gibbel, Managing Editor


WORLD COMMERCIAL
NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES
• Coins: “Salvaged Pirate Ships Hold Spanish Coins,” Tom Sebring, World Coin News
• Tokens & Medals: “The Great Pig War of 1859,” Andrew Perala, WorldWide Coins
• Paper Money: “When December Arrives, So Do the Bulls” Paul M. Green, World Coin News
BEST COLUMN
“Out & About,” John Andrew, Coin News
BEST ISSUE
WorldWide Coins, March 2008, Andrew Perala, Managing Editor


NON-PROFIT OR CLUB
NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES

BEST ARTICLE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS
“The ANS Celebrates 150 Years,” Joe Ciccone, Robert Hoge and Peter Van Alfen, The ANS Magazine
BEST COLUMN, LARGE PUBLICATIONS
“Current Cabinet Activities,” Robert W. Hoge, The ANS Magazine
BEST ISSUE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS
The Numismatist, May 2007, Barbara Gregory, Editor
BEST ARTICLE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS
“Sitting Liberty: The Christian Gobrecht Catalogue Raisonne,” Len Augsburger, The Gobrecht Journal
BEST COLUMN, SMALL PUBLICATIONS
“Introduction by the Editor,” Harry E. Salyards, Penny-Wise
BEST ISSUE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS
Curry’s Chronicle, Carson City Coin Collectors of America, Winter 2007, Rusty Goe, Editor
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
The Gobrecht Journal #100, John McCloskey, Editor


NUMISMATIC NEWSPAPERS

BEST SPOT NEWS STORY OR CONTINUING COVERAGE OF DEVELOPING STORY IN NUMISMATICS
“Presidential Dollar Error Coinage,” Ken Potter, Numismatic News
BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES
• Coins: “The Life Work of Artists,” Cindy Brake, Coin World
• Tokens & Medals (TIE): “Lindbergh’s Nonstop Flight Focus of Numismatic Honor,” Paul Gilkes, Coin World;
and “Corn Palace Tokens”, Jeff Stark, Coin World
• Paper Money: “Making Do Without Coins,” Paul Gilkes, Coin World
BEST COLUMN
“Shades of the Blue and Grey,” Fred L. Reed III, Bank Note Reporter
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
“Hotz Off the Press,” Mark Hotz, Bank Note Reporter
BEST ISSUE (TIE)
Numismatic News, 55th Anniversary Issue, Oct. 13, 2007, David C. Harper, Editor; and
Bank Note Reporter, July 2007, David C. Harper, Editor


COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND
INTERNET WEB SITES

BEST WEB SITE ARTICLE
“Is It Worthy? Who Really Knows the Value of a Rare Coin?,” Rusty Goe, CoinLink.com
BEST DEALER WEB SITE
HeritageCoins.com, Heritage Auction Galleries, Brian Shipman, Michael Weems and Ryan Sokol
BEST NON-COMMERCIAL WEB SITE
www.money.org, American Numismatic Association, Barbara Gregory and David Lighty
BEST TRADE PRESS WEB SITE
CoinWorldOnline.com, Coin World, Beth Deisher, Editor
BEST SOFTWARE
“Heritage Live,” Mark Harwell and Matt Jackson, Heritage Auction Galleries
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
“Exact Change,” Gregg Van Oss, Wild Man Software


AUCTION CATALOGS

BEST AUCTION CATALOG: COINS AND CURRENCY
“The Millennia Collection,” Goldberg Coins & Collectibles
EXTRAORDINARY MERIT
“Platinum Night,” Heritage Numismatic Auctions
BEST AUCTION CATALOG: BOOKS AND EXONUMIA:
“Frederick Mayer Postage Currency and Encased Postage Collection,” Heritage Numismatic Auctions
Extraordinary Merit:
“John J. Ford Jr. Collection, Part XXI,” Stack’s
Extraordinary Merit:
“The Walter Husak Collection,” Heritage Numismatic Auctions


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
Collectors’ Hard Asset Insider, 1st National Reserve, Michael R. Fuljenz, Editor

BEST ALL-AROUND PORTFOLIO (TIE)

• Q. David Bowers
• Dr. K.A. Rodgers
• Jeff Starck


AUDIO-VISUAL

BEST RADIO REPORT
“The Missing Penny,” John W. Mussell, BBC Radio 4
BEST NON-COMMERCIAL VIDEO
“The Story of Hard Times Tokens, 1834-1844,” Robert F. Fritsch


BEST COMMERCIAL VIDEO
“Walter Husak Collection Auction Highlights,” David Lisot, Cointelevision.com


JAMES L. MILLER MEMORIAL AWARD

Leon Worden, COINage, “Mr. Brenner’s Lincoln”


CLEMENT F. BAILEY MEMORIAL AWARD, BEST NEW WRITER

Joel Allen, American Journal of Numismatics


THE RIBBET

Maurice H. Rosen


THE CLEMY

Anthony J. Swiatek