Results of Annual Writers’ Competition for 2012

BOOKS

BOOK OF THE YEAR – The work having the greatest potential impact on numismatics:  Encyclopedia of the Commemorative Coins of the United States, by Anthony J. Swiatek

 

BEST SPECIALIZED BOOK

U.S. Coins:  American Numismatist, by Paul Hollis

World Coins:  A Guide Book of Canadian Coins and Tokens, 1st Edition, by James A. Haxby

U.S. Paper Money:  History of Collecting Confederate States of America Paper Money, Volume 1, by Pierre Fricke and Fred Reed

World Paper Money:  World War II Paper Money and Financial Instruments of Nazi Germany, by Harold Kroll

Tokens and Medals:  Discover the World of Charbneau So-Called Dollars, by Jeff Shevlin and William D. Hyder

Numismatic Investments:  The Essential Guide to Investing in Precious Metals, by David L. Ganz

Museum and Exhibition Catalogs:  Cultural Change: Jewish, Christian and Islamic Coins of the Holy Land.  American Numismatic Society; David Hendin, Author

 

EXTRAORDINARY MERIT:

A Guide Book of United States Coins, Professional Edition, 3rd Edition, by R.S. Yeoman; Kenneth Bressett, Senior Editor; Jeff Garrett, Valuations Editor; Q. David Bowers, Research Editor

America’s Beautiful National Parks, by Aaron J. McKeon

Check List and Record Book of United States and Canadian Coins.  Whitman Publishing, L.L.C.; Dennis Tucker, Publisher

Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties, Fifth Edition, Volume II, by Bill Fivaz and J.T. Stanton; Ken Potter, Editor

Coinage of the Caravan Kingdoms, by Martin Huth

Coin World Almanac, Eighth Edition.  The Coin World Staff; Beth Deisher, Coordinating Editor; William T. Gibbs, Project Editor

Collecting Rare Coins for Pleasure and Profit, by Q. David Bowers

One Coin Is Never Enough, by Michael S. Shutty Jr., Ph.D.

Peace Medals: Negotiating Power in Early America States Tokens and Medals.  Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Okla.; Robert B. Pickering, Editor

Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 5th Edition, George S. Cuhaj,

Editor; Thomas Michael, Market Analyst

The Collectible Ike Varieties, Special Edition.  The Ike Group; Rob Ezerman, Lead Author

The Surprising History of the 1838-O Half Dollar, by David Stone and Mark Van Winkle; James Halperin, Editor

Unusual World Coins, 6th Edition.  George S. Cuhaj, Editor; Tom Michael, Market Analyst

U.S. Coins Close Up, by Robert R. Van Ryzin

 

U.S. COMMERCIAL NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES

  • Coins:  “Gobrecht’s Dollar Originals Show Eagle Flying Upward,” R.W. Julian, Coins Magazine
  • Extraordinary Merit:  “Platinum: The Rich Man’s Gold,” Jim Kingsland, COINage
  • Tokens & Medals:  “The 10 Most Interesting American Medals,” David T. Alexander, COINage
  •  Paper Money: “Check – or Credit Card?,” Amy Drew Thompson, COINage

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

BEST ISSUE:  Coins Magazine, May 2012, Robert R. Van Ryzin, Editor

 

WORLD COMMERCIAL NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES

  BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES:

  •  Coins:  “Errors by Design,” Dr. Kerry Rodgers, Coin News
  • Tokens & Medals:  “Medal of Honor Commemorated in Coin,” Dr. Kerry Rodgers, Australasian Coin & Banknote Magazine
  • Paper Money: “Going to Hell in a Note Basket,” Kerry Rodgers, Australasian Coin & Banknote Magazine

BEST COLUMN:  “Mostly Copper,” Donald H. Dool, World Coin News

BEST ISSUE:  Coin News, November 2011, John W. Mussell, Group Managing Editor

 

NON-PROFIT OR CLUB NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS

BEST ARTICLE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS:  “New Thoughts on the 1825/4 Half Eagle,” David Stone, The Numismatist

EXTRAORDINARY MERIT:  “Ancient Coins and the Cultural Property Debate,” ANS Magazine

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

BEST ISSUE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS:  The Numismatist, June 2011, Barbara Gregory, Editor

BEST ARTICLE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS:  “How Many Civil War Tokens Were Produced?,” Donald Erlenkotter, Civil War Token Journal

EXTRAORDINARY MERIT: “The Sovereign of the Seas Medal,” Tony Lopez and Skyler Liechty, The MCA Advisory, Medal Collectors of America

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

BEST ISSUE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS:  Curry’s Chronicle, Summer 2011, Carson City Coin Collectors of America, Rusty Goe, Editor

EXTRAORDINARY MERIT:  Longacre’s Ledger, the Flying Eagle & Indian Cent Collectors Society, Rick Snow, Editor

 

NUMISMATIC NEWSPAPERS

BEST SPOT NEWS STORY OR CONTINUING COVERAGE OF DEVELOPING STORY IN NUMISMATICS:  “The 1933 Langbord Double Eagle Trial,” Steven Roach, Coin World

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES:

  • Coins:  “Make Way for the Queen: 1870-CC Coronet $20,” Rusty Goe, Coin World
  • Tokens & Medals:  “Not the Lincoln You Know,” Fred L. Reed III,  Coin World
  • Extraordinary Merit:  “Unsinkable, Unthinkable Titanic,” Jeff Starck, Coin World
  • Paper Money:  “Now There Are Six: Rare Confederate Tome Discovered,” Fred L. Reed III, Bank Note Reporter
  • BEST COLUMN: “Shades of the Blue and Grey,” Fred L. Reed III, Bank Note Reporter
  • BEST ISSUE:  Coin World, Aug. 1, 2011, Beth Deisher, Editor

 

NON-NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS

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

BEST ARTICLE:  “Looking at Rare Coins in a Time of Rapidly Rising Metal Prices,” Steve Roach, Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies

 

COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND INTERNET WEB SITES

BEST WEB SITE ARTICLE (2-way tie):  “In God We Trust: The Story of Our National Motto,” Mike Fuljenz, 1st American Reserve, and “The Fate of the Switt-Langbord 1933 Double Eagles,” Greg Reynolds, www.coinweek.com

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

BEST NON-COMMERCIAL WEB SITE:  hobonickels.org, The Original Hobo Nickel Society, Chris Dempsey, Webmaster

BEST TRADE PRESS WEB SITE:  The E-Sylum, The Numismatic Bibliomania Society, Wayne Homren, Editor

EXTRAORDINARY MERIT:   www.CoinWeek.com, David Lisot, Executive Producer; Scott Purvis, Webmaster

BEST INTERNET BLOG: “The Numismatic Insider,” Q. David Bowers, Whitman Publishing, LLC

BEST SOFTWARE:  Odd & Curious and Traditional Money, Charles J. Opitz

 

AUCTION CATALOGS

BEST AUCTION CATALOG, COINS AND CURRENCY:  “The Shoshana Collection of Ancient Judean Coins,” Heritage Auctions

EXTRAORDINARY MERIT:  “Rarities Night,” August 2011, Stack’s/Bowers

EXTRAORDINARY MERIT:  “The Hesselgesser Collection of Early Silver Dollars, Part II,” Ira and Larry Goldberg

BEST AUCTION CATALOG, BOOKS AND EXONUMIA:  “The 2012 New York Book Sale,” Kolbe & Fanning

 

COMMERCIAL PUBLICATIONS

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

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


MISCELLANEOUS

BEST ALL-AROUND PORTFOLIO (3-way tie):  Fred L. Reed III, Greg Reynolds and Jeff Starck

BEST WRITER IN NLG NEWSLETTER:  Pete Smith

 

AUDIO-VISUAL

BEST RADIO REPORT:  “Hotel Coin Buyers: Still a Major Problem,” Mike Fuljenz and Jerry Jordan, KLVI 560, Beaumont, Texas

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

BEST TELEVISION REPORT:  “Guns and Gold,” Mike Fuljenz, Sportsman Channel

BEST NON-COMMERCIAL VIDEO:  Money Show of the Southwest 2011 Educational Seminar, Mike Fuljenz, Speaker; David Lisot, Producer

BEST COMMERCIAL VIDEO:  “Gold Coin & Bullion Market Today,” Mike Fuljenz

 

MEMORIAL AWARDS

JAMES L. MILLER MEMORIAL AWARD:  Maurice Rosen, COINage, “Where Is the Coin Market Headed?”

CLEMENT F. BAILEY MEMORIAL AWARD, BEST NEW WRITER:  Amy Drew Thompson, COINage

 

THE RIBBIT

R.W. “Bob” Julian

 

THE CLEMY

Jim Halperin and Steve Ivy