Results of Annual Writers’ Competition for 2010

BOOKS

BOOK OF THE YEAR – The work having the greatest potential impact on numismatics: Whitman Encyclopedia of U.S. Paper Money, by Q. David Bowers

BEST SPECIALIZED BOOK

          United States Coins: The Washington Pattern Coinage of Peter Getz, by GeorgeFuld

World Coins: Curious Currency, by Robert D. Leonard Jr.

U.S. Paper Money: The Paper Republic, by James P. Bevil

World Paper Money: World Paper Money Errors, by Morland C. Fischer

Tokens and Medals: West Virginia Merchant Tokens, by David E. Schenkman

Numismatic Investments: Indian Gold Coins of the 20th Century, by Mike Fuljenz
 

EXTRAORDINARY MERIT:

A Guide to the Varieties of the 1878 Carson City Morgan Dollars, by John Roberts

Alaska and Yukon Tokens, by Ronald J. Benice

Coins and Precious Metal Values 2010, by Jim Kingsland

Collecting & Investment Strategies for Barber Dimes, by Jeff Ambio

Fascinating Facts, Mysteries & Myths About U.S. Coins, by Robert R. Van Ryzin

Gobrecht Dollars, by Mark Van Winkle with Michael L. Carboneau, James C. Gray, John Dannreuther and Saul Teichman

Gold: Everything You Need to Know to Buy and Sell Today, by Jeff Garrett and Q. David Bowers

King of Eagles, by Dean Albanese

Numismatic Finds of the Americas, by John M. Kleeberg

Overstruck Greek Coins, by David Macdonald

Socialist Republic of Viet Nam Coins & Currency, by Howard A. Daniel III

Standard Catalog of United States Paper Money, 28th Edition, by George S. Cuhaj; William Brandimore, Market Analyst

The Flying Eagle & Indian Cent Attribution Guide, 2nd Edition, by Richard E. Snow

 

U.S. COMMERCIAL NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES

          Coins: “Brenner’s Time-Honored Lincoln,” Tom Lamarre, Coins Magazine

Tokens & Medals: “Benedetto Pistrucci,” David T. Alexander, COINage

          Paper Money: “Signs of Progress,” Jon Blackwell, COINage

BEST COLUMN: “My Two Cents’ Worth,” Ed Reiter, COINage

BEST ISSUE: COINage, August 2009, Ed Reiter, Senior Editor; Marcy Gibbel, Managing Editor

WORLD COMMERCIAL NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES

 

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES:

          Coins: “The Walls of Nicea,” Walter Holt, The Celator

Tokens & Medals: “Mercado Libre Search Produces Medals,” Donald Dool, World Coin News

Paper Money: “Is This a Baroness I See Before Me?,” Kerry Rodgers, Australasian Coin & Banknote Magazine

BEST COLUMN: “World Destinations,” Howard Berlin, WorldWide Coins

BEST ISSUE: Australasian Coin & Banknote Magazine, April 2010, John Mulhall, Editor


NON-PROFIT OR CLUB NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS

 

BEST ARTICLE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS: “Dutch Treat,” Eric Goldstein and Joseph Lasser, The Numismatist

BEST COLUMN, LARGE PUBLICATIONS: “USA Coin Album,” David Lange, The Numismatist

BEST ISSUE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS: Paper Money, March-April 2010, Fred Reed, Editor

BEST ARTICLE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS: “The Life and Coins of Standish Barry,” Max B. Spiegel, The Colonial Newsletter

BEST COLUMN, SMALL PUBLICATIONS: “Introduction by the Editor,” Harry Salyards, Penny-Wise

BEST ISSUE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS: (Tie) Curry’s Chronicle, Carson City Coin Collectors of America, Summer 2009, Rusty Goe, Editor, and The John Reich Journal, December 2009, Brad Karoleff, Editor

NUMISMATIC NEWSPAPERS

BEST SPOT NEWS STORY OR CONTINUING COVERAGE OF DEVELOPING STORY IN NUMISMATICS: “ANA Continues to Weather a Legal Storm,” Steven Roach, Coin World

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES:

Coins: “New Information on the Gobrecht Dollars,” R.W. Julian, Numismatic News

Tokens & Medals: “1864 Campaign Items Recall Fight Lincoln Expected to Lose,” Fred Reed, Coin World

Paper Money: “Research Solves Identity Mystery,” Barbara A. Bither, Bank Note Reporter

BEST COLUMN: “Shades of the Blue and Grey,” Fred L. Reed III, Bank Note Reporter

BEST ISSUE: Bank Note Reporter, January 2010, Robert R. Van Ryzin, Editor

COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND INTERNET WEB SITES

BEST WEB SITE ARTICLE: Investigative Report on Hotel Coin Buyers, Jerry Jordan, www.theexaminer.com     

BEST DEALER WEB SITE: www.indiancent.com, Richard Snow, Eagle Eye Rare Coins

BEST NON-COMMERCIAL WEB SITE: www.money.org, American Numismatic Association, David Lighty

BEST TRADE PRESS WEB SITE: www.WhitmanCoinCollecting.com, Whitman Coin Products, David Crenshaw, General Manager

BEST SOFTWARE: “Heritage Live,” Paul Minshull, Matt Jackson, Ryan Sokol and Michael Weems, Heritage Auction Galleries

AUCTION CATALOGS

BEST AUCTION CATALOG, COINS AND CURRENCY: “The Dan Holmes Collection of Early-Date Large Cents, Part 1,” Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers

EXTRAORDINARY MERIT: “Platinum Night,” January 2010, Heritage Auctions

BEST AUCTION CATALOG, BOOKS AND EXONUMIA: “The Stack Collection, Important Renaissance Medals and Plaquettes,” Morton and Eden Ltd.

COMMERCIAL PUBLICATIONS

LEE MARTIN FOUNDER’S AWARD for Best Investment Newsletter: Maurice H. Rosen, The Rosen Numismatic Advisory

BEST DEALER-PUBLISHED MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER: (tie) Investors Profit Advisory, Universal Coin & Bullion, Michael R. Fuljenz, Editor, and Heritage Magazine, Heritage Galleries, Hector Cantu, Editorial Director

MISCELLANEOUS

BEST ALL-AROUND PORTFOLIO: Steven Roach, Coin World

BEST WRITER IN NLG NEWSLETTER: Mike Fuljenz

AUDIO-VISUAL

BEST RADIO REPORT: “Warning: Beware of Hotel Coin Buyers,” Mike Fuljenz, KLVI 560, Beaumont, Texas

BEST TELEVISION REPORT: “Undercover Investigation of Hotel Coin Buyers,” Jerry Jordan, Danielle Kosir and Charles Fields, Fox 4 KBTV News, Beaumont, Texas

BEST NON-COMMERCIAL VIDEO: “Gold Coin Market Today,” Money Show of the Southwest 2009 Educational Seminar; Mike Fuljenz, Speaker; David Lisot, Producer

MEMORIAL AWARDS

JAMES L. MILLER MEMORIAL AWARD: Jerry Jordan, The Examiner, Beaumont, Texas, “Investigating Hotel Coin Buyers”

CLEMENT F. BAILEY MEMORIAL AWARD, BEST NEW WRITER: Eric Silberberg, ANS Magazine

THE RIBBET

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THE CLEMY

Paul Whitnah