Results of Annual Writers’ Competition for 2011

2011 Numismatic Literary Guild Awards

BOOKS

BOOK OF THE YEAR – The work having the greatest potential impact on numismatics: The Secret History of the First U.S. Mint, by Joel J. Orosz and Leonard D. Augsburger

BEST SPECIALIZED BOOK

  • U.S. Coins: The Silver Coins of Massachusetts, by Christopher J. Salmon
  • World Coins: Standard Catalog of German Coins, 1501-Present, 3rd Edition, by Douglas Nicol, George Cuhaj and Thomas Michael
  • U.S. Paper Money: Mormon Currency, 1837-1937, by Douglas A. Nyholm
  • World Paper Money: Standard Catalog of World Paper Money Modern Issues, 1861-Present, 17th Edition, George S. Cuhaj, Editor
  • Tokens and Medals: American Art Medals, 1909-1995, by David Thomason Alexander
  • Numismatic Investments: The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual, Seventh Edition, by Scott A. Travers


EXTRAORDINARY MERIT:

A Guide Book of Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars, by Rick Tomaska

A Guide Book of Modern United States Proof Sets, by David Lange

A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties, by Bill Bugert

Coin Collecting for the Next Generation, by Kevin Flynn

Confederate Treasury Certificates – A Collector’s Guide to IDRs, by George B. Tremmel, Pierre Fricke and John Martin Davis Jr.

Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint, by Rory R. Rea, Dr. Glenn Peterson, Bradley S. Karoleff and John J. Kovach Jr.

French Medallic Art, 1870-1940, by Nicolas Maier

Iowa Trade Tokens, by Gary Henderson

Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon, by John W. Adams and Dr. Fernando Chao, with the collaboration of Anne E. Bentley

100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, by Steve Schechter and Jeff Garrett

100 Greatest U.S. Error Coins, by Nicholas P. Brown, David J. Camire and Fred Weinberg

Quarterama, by Garrett Burke

Rare Coin Investing, by David L. Ganz

The True Hard Times Tokens, by Dr. Robert A. Schuman; Chris McCawley, Editor

World War II United States Savings Bonds and Stamps, by Fred Schwan, Larry Smulczenski, James Downey and Mark Watson

U.S. COMMERCIAL NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES

  • Coins: “The First ‘Nickel’ Five-Cent Piece,” Robert W. Julian, Coins Magazine
  • Tokens & Medals: “Lincoln in Medallic Art,” David T. Alexander, COINage
  • Paper Money: “High Fives,” Ron Meyer, COINage

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

BEST ISSUE: COINage, January 2011, Ed Reiter, Senior Editor; Marcy Gibbel, Managing Editor

 

WORLD COMMERCIAL NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES:

  • Coins: “Platmynt 101,” Dr. Kerry Rodgers, Australasian Coin & Banknote Magazine
  • Tokens & Medals: “Sensational Journey, Prince of Wales in Canada, America,” Ronald Cheek, World Coins
  • Paper Money: “The Cloth Money of Major Birkbeck’s Upington Border Scouts,” Kerry Rodgers, Australasian Coin & Banknote Magazine

BEST COLUMN: “From A to Z,” Bob Reis, World Coin News

BEST ISSUE: World Coin News, December 2010, David C. Harper, Editor

EXTRAORDINARY MERIT: “Alexander-Type Tetradrachms in the Names of His Successors,” Walter C. Holt, The Celator

NON-PROFIT OR CLUB NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS

BEST ARTICLE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS: “American Indian Treaty Payments,” Jon P. Amato, The Numismatist

BEST COLUMN, LARGE PUBLICATIONS: “Early American Money,” John J. Kraljevich, The Numismatist

BEST ISSUE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS: ANS Magazine, Summer 2010, Peter Van Alfen, Editor

BEST ARTICLE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS: “How Monetary Policies Influenced Coinage Production at the Carson City Mint,” Rusty Goe, Curry’s Chronicle

BEST COLUMN, SMALL PUBLICATIONS: “Selected Civil War Tokens,” Donald Erlenkotter, Civil War Token Journal

BEST ISSUE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS: Penny-Wise, May 2010, Early American Coppers, Harry Salyards, Editor

 

NUMISMATIC NEWSPAPERS

 

BEST SPOT NEWS STORY OR CONTINUING COVERAGE OF DEVELOPING STORY IN NUMISMATICS: “Import Restrictions Impact Ancient Coin Collecting,” Steven Roach, Coin World

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES:

  • Coins: “Greatest Lincoln Image Graces New Presidential Dollar,” Fred Reed, Coin World
  • Tokens & Medals: “Twain Enjoys Rich Numismatic Legacy,” Jeff Starck, Coin World
  • Paper Money: “Bronzing Planned for the Nationals,” 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 2011, Robert R. Van Ryzin, Editor

 

NON-NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS

 

THE MAURICE M. GOULD MEMORIAL AWARD, BEST COLUMN: “Money Talk,” Frank J. Colletti, Lost Treasure Magazine

BEST ARTICLE: “America’s Most Mysterious Gold Coins,” Steven Roach, Texas Bar Journal

 

COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND INTERNET WEB SITES

 

BEST WEB SITE ARTICLE: “America’s Coinage Abroad,” David Lange, NGC eNewsletter

BEST DEALER WEB SITE: HeritageAuctions.com , Heritage Auction Galleries, Paul Minshull, Brian Shipman, Michael Weems and Ryan Sokol

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

BEST TRADE PRESS WEB SITE: www.CoinWeek.com, David Lisot, Executive Producer; Scott Purvis, Web Master

BEST INTERNET BLOG: “The Buzz,” Dave Harper, Numismatic News

BEST SOFTWARE: “Annual Assay Commission, United States Mint, 1800-1943,” Roger W. Burdette

AUCTION CATALOGS

BEST AUCTION CATALOG, COINS AND CURRENCY: “The Dan Holmes Collection of Large Cents, Parts 2-4,” Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers and McCawley-Grellman, The Copper Specialists

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

BEST AUCTION CATALOG, BOOKS AND EXONUMIA: “The Philadelphia Americana Sale, Part Two,” Stack’s

COMMERCIAL PUBLICATIONS

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

BEST DEALER-PUBLISHED MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER: Investor’s Profit Advisory, Universal Coin & Bullion Ltd., Michael R. Fuljenz, Editor


MISCELLANEOUS

 

BEST ALL-AROUND PORTFOLIO: Steven Roach, Coin World

BEST WRITER IN NLG NEWSLETTER: Jerry Jordan

 

AUDIO-VISUAL

 

BEST RADIO REPORT: “Things You ‘Know’ That Just Aren’t So,” Patrick A. Heller, 1320 WILS-AM, Lansing, Michigan

BEST NON-COMMERCIAL VIDEO: “How to Include Gold Coins in Your Portfolio,” Money Show of the Southwest 2010 Educational Seminar, Mike Fuljenz, Speaker; David Lisot, Producer

BEST COMMERCIAL VIDEO: “The Frank A. Leach Specimen,” Jim Halperin and Steve Ivy

 

MEMORIAL AWARDS

 

JAMES L. MILLER MEMORIAL AWARD: Ute Wartenberg Kagan, ANS Magazine, “The Fight of the U.S. Secret Service Against Counterfeit Money”

CLEMENT F. BAILEY MEMORIAL AWARD, BEST NEW WRITER: Joshua Illingworth, ANS Magazine

THE RIBBET Ed Reiter

THE CLEMY Kay Lenker