Results of Annual Writers’ Competition for 2015

2015 Annual NLG Writers’ Awards

BOOK OF THE YEAR

The work having the greatest potential impact on numismatics – 3-way tie:

  • Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta, by Richard Margolis
  • Grading Guide for Early American Copper Coins, by William R. Eckberg, Robert L. Fagaly, Dennis E. Fuoss and Raymond J. Williams (Early American Coppers)
  • Type Three Double Eagles 1877-1907, 2nd Edition, by Mike Fuljenz

BEST SPECIALIZED BOOK

  • United States Coins: Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair With a Legendary Coin, by Michael “Miles” Standish; Reminiscences by John B. Love
  • World Coins: Mexican Beauty, by Allan Schein
  • U.S. Paper Money: Whitman Encyclopedia of Obsolete Paper Money, Volumes 3 and 4, by Q. David Bowers (Whitman Publishing)
  • World Paper Money: Standard Catalog of World Paper Money – General Issues, 1368-1960, 15th Edition. George S. Cuhaj, Editor; Thomas Michael, Market Analyst (Krause Publications)
  • Tokens and Medals: U.S. Civil War Store Cards, Third Edition, by George and Melvin Fuld; John Ostendorf, Editor (Civil War Token Society)
  • Numismatic Investments: Pleasure & Profit – 100 Lessons for Building and Selling a Collection of Rare Coins, by Robert W. Shippee
  • Museum and Exhibition Catalogs: Treasures From the D. Brent Pogue Rare Coin Cabinet: A National Legacy, by Q. David Bowers

EXTRAORDINARY MERIT

  • A Guide Book of Civil War Tokens, 2nd Edition, by Q. David Bowers
  • A Guide Book of United States Coins, Deluxe Edition, 1st Edition. R.S. Yeoman, Author; Kenneth Bressett, Editor, with Q. David Bowers and Jeff Garrett
  • Cash In Your Coins, 2nd Edition, by Beth Deisher
  • Howard Franklin Bowker – Numismatic Pioneer, by Michael Chou, Ron Guth and Bruce Smith
  • Profit From Gold and Rare Coins Now, by Donald H. Kagin, Ph.D.
  • The Coins of Fort Atkinson, by Lawrence Lee
  • The Complete Guide to Collecting Composer Coins, by R. Kevin Paul
  • The 1822 Gold Half Eagle – Story of a Rarity, by Q. David Bowers
  • The Flying Eagle & Indian Cent Attribution Guide, 3rd Edition, Volumes 1 & 2, by Richard E. Snow
  • The Numismatourist, by Howard Berlin
  • The Token and Medal Society Guide to U.S. Shell Cards 1867-1880, by Q. David Bowers
  • Whitman Encyclopedia of Mexican Money, Volume 1, by Don and Lois Bailey

U.S. NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES

  • Coins: “The 1964-D Peace Dollar,” Tom DeLorey, COINage
  • Tokens & Medals: “The High Price of Peace,” David T. Alexander, COINage
  • Paper Money: “Women on World Paper Money,” Gene Hessler, COINage
  • BEST COLUMN: “My Two Cents’ Worth,” Ed Reiter, COINage
  • BEST ISSUE: COINage, August 2014, Ed Reiter, Senior Editor; Marcy Gibbel, Managing Editor

WORLD NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES:

  • Coins: “Coins Honor Year of the Wood Goat (Sheep),” Kerry Rodgers, World Coin News
  • Tokens & Medals: “Goetz Lusitania Medal Copies Sold by Allies,” Kerry Rodgers, World Coin News
  • Paper Money: “Of State of Israel’s Money and Idolatry,” Simcha Kuritzky, World Coin News
  • BEST COLUMN: “From A to Z,” Bob Reis, World Coin News
  • BEST ISSUE: Coin News, May 2015, John W. Mussell, Managing Editor

NON-PROFIT OR CLUB NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS

  • BEST ARTICLE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS: “18th-Century Writings on the Continental Currency Dollar Coins,” Eric P. Newman and Maureen Levine, The Numismatist
  • BEST COLUMN, LARGE PUBLICATIONS: “Archives,” David Hill, ANS Magazine
  • BEST ISSUE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS: The Numismatist, July 2014, Barbara Gregory, Editor
  • BEST ARTICLE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS: “The Need Fulfilled for a New Mint in the State of Nevada,” Rusty Goe, Curry’s Chronicle
  • BEST COLUMN, SMALL PUBLICATIONS: “Off the Shelf,” David F. Fanning, The Asylum
  • BEST ISSUE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS: Bo Tales, Spring 2015, The Original Hobo Nickel Society, Ralph Winter, Editor

NUMISMATIC NEWSPAPERS

BEST SPOT NEWS STORY OR CONTINUING COVERAGE OF DEVELOPING STORY IN NUMISMATICS: “Kennedy Gold Half Dollar Frenzy Hits ANA Show,” David C. Harper, Numismatic News

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES:

  • Coins: “New Document Sheds Light on 1792,” R.W. Julian, Numismatic News
  • Tokens & Medals: “Jackson’s Victory Earns Gold Medal,” R.W. Julian, Numismatic News
  • Paper Money: “France’s Emergency Militia Issues,” Kerry Rodgers, Bank Note Reporter
  • BEST COLUMN: “Notes From Washington,” Peter Huntoon, Bank Note Reporter
  • BEST ISSUE: Bank Note Reporter, June 2014, 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: “Quest for the Best,” Hector Cantu, Intelligent Collector

ONLINE NEWS WEB SITES

BEST WEB SITE COIN ARTICLE – Tie:

  • “The Kennedy Gold Proof Launch and the Modern Coin Market,” Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker, CoinWeek, and
  • “How Will Coin Collectors Interpret Certified Coin Grading in the Future?,” Greg Reynolds, CoinWeek
  • BEST WEB SITE TOKEN AND MEDAL ARTICLE: “V for ‘Victory’ in WWII,” Frank Van Valen, www.stacksbowers.com
  • BEST WEB SITE PAPER MONEY ARTICLE: “Argentina to Issue New 50-Peso Falkland Islands Note,” Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker, CoinWeek
  • BEST WEB SITE COLUMN: “The Coin Analyst,” Louis R. Golino, CoinWeek
  • BEST ONLINE NEWS WEB SITE: CoinWeek, Charles Morgan, Editor; Hubert Walker, Assistant Editor; Scott Purvis, Webmaster; David Lisot, Executive Producer

INTERNET AWARDS

  • BEST DEALER WEB SITE: www.HA.com, Heritage Auctions, Paul Minshull, Michael Weems, Brian Shipman, Ryan Sokol and Stewart Huckaby
  • BEST NON-TRADE-PRESS WEB SITE: The E-Sylum, The Numismatic Bibliomania Society, Wayne Homren, Editor
  • BEST INTERNET BLOG: “Pocket Change,” Matthew Wittmann, American Numismatic Society
  • BEST NON-NUMISMATIC PRESS WEB SITE: www.NumiStorica.com, Robert Korver, Webmaster
  • BEST SOFTWARE: Heritage Live!, Heritage Auctions, Paul Minshull, Matt Jackson, Ryan Sokol, Michael Weems and Brian Shipley

AUCTION CATALOGS

  • BEST AUCTION CATALOG, COINS AND CURRENCY: “The D. Brent Pogue Collection, May 2015,” Stack’s Bowers Galleries
  • Extraordinary Merit: “Donald G. Partrick Collection, January 2015,” Heritage Auctions
  • BEST AUCTION CATALOG, BOOKS AND EXONUMIA: “The Henry B. Kendall Foundation Collection, March 2015,” Stack’s Bowers Galleries

COMMERCIAL PUBLICATIONS

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

PORTFOLIO AND NEWSLETTER

  • BEST ALL-AROUND PORTFOLIO: Greg Reynolds
  • BEST WRITER IN NLG NEWSLETTER: Ed Reiter

AUDIO-VISUAL

  • BEST RADIO REPORT: “The Coin Show With Mike Fuljenz,” Mike Fuljenz, KLVI 560, Beaumont, Texas
  • BEST TELEVISION REPORT: “The Coin and Precious Metals Report,” Mike Fuljenz, FOX 4 KBTV, Beaumont, Texas
  • BEST COMMERCIAL VIDEO: “The Donald G. Partrick Collection,” Heritage Auctions, Mark Borckardt and Phil Bossart

MEMORIAL AWARDS

  • JAMES L. MILLER MEMORIAL AWARD: Tom DeLorey, COINage. “The 1964-D Peace Dollar”
  • CLEMENT F. BAILEY MEMORIAL AWARD, BEST NEW WRITER: Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez, COINage
  • THE RIBBIT: Donn Pearlman
  • THE CLEMY: William T. Gibbs