Results of Annual Writers’ Competition for 2016

2016 Annual NLG Writers’ Awards

THE COIN DEALER NEWSLETTER EDUCATIONAL AWARD:

  • Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Newman Numismatic Portal
    Len Augsburger, Wayne Homren and Chris Freeland

BOOK OF THE YEAR

The work having the greatest potential impact on numismatics :

  • Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman, by Leonard Augsburger, Roger W. Burdette and Joel Orosz

BEST SPECIALIZED BOOK

  • United States Coins: 1849:  The Philadelphia Mint Strikes Gold, by Michael Moran and Jeff Garrett
  • World Coins:  Gold Ducats of The Netherlands, by Dariusz F. Jasek
  • U.S. Paper Money: Whitman Encyclopedia of Obsolete Paper Money, Volumes 5 and 6, by Q. David Bowers
  • World Paper Money: The Banknotes of the Imperial Bank of Persia, by Michael E. Bonine
  • Tokens and Medals: Lincoln’s Metallic Imagery, by Paul A. Cunningham
  • Numismatic Investments: The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual, Revised 7th Edition, by Scott A. Travers

EXTRAORDINARY MERIT

  • Abel Buell and the History of the Connecticut and Fugio Cent, by Christopher R. McDowell
  • American Gold and Silver, by Dennis Tucker
  • Collecting Coins in Retirement, by Tom Bilotta
  • French Coinage Specifically for Colonial America, by Sydney F. Martin
  • Medallic Art of the American Numismatic Society, 1865-1914, by Scott H. Miller
  • Monuments in Miniature: Architecture on Roman Coinage, by Nathan T. Elkins
  • 100 Greatest Women on Coins By Ron Guth
  • Robert Scot: Engraving Liberty, by William F. Nyberg
  • Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Modern Issues, 22nd Edition. Maggie Judkins, Editor
  • The Hawaii National Bank Notes, by Jeremy Uota
  • Coin Collecting Albums, Volume 2, by David W. Lange
  • Whitman Encyclopedia of Mexican Money, by Don and Lois Bailey

U.S. NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES

  • Coins: “Survival of the Cent and Nickel,” Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez, COINage
  • Tokens & Medals: A Never-Ending Story,” Tom DeLorey, COINage
  • Paper Money: “Imperfect Gentlemen,” Ron Meyer, COINage
  • BEST COLUMN: “My Two Cents’ Worth,” Ed Reiter, COINage
  • BEST ISSUE: COINage, January 2016, Ed Reiter, Senior Editor; Lynn Varon, Managing Editor

WORLD NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES:

  • Coins: “The Tribute Penny: The Denarius Debate Continues,” by Walter C. Holt and Rev. Peter R. Dunstan, Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine
  • Tokens & Medals: “The Waterloo Medal,” Dr. K.A. Rodgers, Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine
  • Paper Money: “The Great Portuguese Banknote Scam,” by Dr. K.A. Rodgers, Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine
  • BEST COLUMN: “From A to Z,” Bob Reis, World Coin News
  • BEST ISSUE: Coin News, April 2016, John W. Mussell, Managing Editor

NON-PROFIT OR CLUB NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS

  • BEST ARTICLE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS: “Family Feud,” Jim Wells, The Numismatist
  • BEST COLUMN, LARGE PUBLICATIONS: “Market Whimsy,” Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker, The Numismatist
  • EXTRAORDINARY MERIT: “Archives,” David Hill, ANS Magazine
  • EXTRAORDINARY MERIT: “USA Coin Album,” David W. Lange The Numismatist
  • BEST ISSUE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS: The Numismatist, October 2015, Barbara Gregory, Editor
  • BEST ARTICLE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS: “Anti-Semitic Bigotry as Chronicled by Historical Medals,” Benjamin Weiss, Ph.D., The Shekel
  • BEST COLUMN, SMALL PUBLICATIONS: “Introduction by the Editor,” Harry E. Salyards, Penny Wise
  • BEST ISSUE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS: The Asylum, April-June 2015, Nnumismatic Bibliomania Society, Elizabeth Hahn Benge, Editor

NUMISMATIC NEWSPAPERS

BEST SPOT NEWS STORY OR CONTINUING COVERAGE OF DEVELOPING STORY IN NUMISMATICS: “Doubled-Die 2015 Cent Identified,” Ken Potter, Numismatic News

BEST ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES:

  • Coins: “British Immigrant Designs Silver Dollar,” R.W. Julian, Numismatic News
  • Tokens & Medals: “Horn Medal Not for Military Exploits,” R.W. Julian, Numismatic News
  • Paper Money: “500 Escudos’ Dubious History,” Kerry Rodgers, Bank Note Reporter
  • BEST COLUMN: “Notes From Washington,” Peter Huntoon, Bank Note Reporter
  • BEST ISSUE: Numismatic News, Jan. 5, 2016, Dave Harper, Editor

NON-NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS

  • THE MAURICE M. GOULD MEMORIAL AWARD, BEST COLUMN: “Money Talk,” Frank J. Colletti, Lost Treasure Magazine
  • BEST ARTICLE: “Treasury Moves to Redesign $10 Bill, Add Portrait of an American Woman,” Mike Fuljenz, The Examiner, Southeast Texas

ONLINE NEWS WEB SITES

  • BEST ONLINE SPOT NEWS STORY: How the Royal Mint Is Attempting to Redefine ‘Legal Tender’,” Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker, CoinWeek.com
  • BEST WEB SITE COIN ARTICLE:  “The Pogue Family Coin Collection,” Greg Reynolds, CoinWeek.com
  • BEST WEBSITE TOKEN AND MEDAL ARTICLE: “Emancipatory Day Token: Sarah Ann Proud,” Matthew Wittmann, anspocketchange.org
  • BEST WEB SITE PAPER MONEY ARTICLE: “When Policy Overrules Purity: Briscoe vs. Bank of Kentucky,” Robert Korver, NumiStorica.com
  • BEST WEB SITE COLUMN: “Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each,” Greg Reynolds,” CoinWeek.com
  • BEST ONLINE NEWS WEB SITE: CoinWeek, Charles Morgan, Editor; Hubert Walker, Assistant Editor; Scott Purvis, Webmaster

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: NumiStorica, Robert Korver, Webmaster and Publisher
  • BEST INTERNET BLOG: pcgsblog.com, Professional Coin Grading Service, Ron Guth, Blogger
  • BEST NON-NUMISMATIC PRESS WEB SITE: SET Investigates, Beaumont, Texas. Jerry Jordan, Webmaster and Publisher
  • BEST SOFTWARE: PCGS Apps for Mobile Phones, Professional Coin Grading Service, Don Willis, Creator

AUCTION CATALOGS

  • BEST AUCTION CATALOG, COINS AND CURRENCY: “The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III, February 2016,” Stack’s Bowers Galleries
  • Extraordinary Merit: “The Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III,” May 2015, Heritage Auctions
  • Extraordinary Merit: “The Tom Reynolds Collection, Part I,” January 2016, Ira & Larry Goldberg
  • BEST AUCTION CATALOG, BOOKS AND EXONUMIA: “The 2016 New York Book Auction,” January 2016, 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: Patrick A. Heller, Liberty’s Outlook

PORTFOLIO

  • BEST ALL-AROUND PORTFOLIO: Greg Reynolds

AUDIO-VISUAL

  • BEST RADIO REPORT: -TIE – “The Coin Show,” Mike Fuljenz, KLVI 560, Beaumont, Texas and “Things You ‘Know’ That Just Aren’t So,” Patrick A. Heller, 1320 WILS-AM, Lansing, Michigan
  • BEST NON-BROADCAST AUDIO REPORT: “Why It’s Important to Recognize the Greatness of American Women,” Charles Morgan, CoinWeek Podcast
  • BEST TELEVISION REPORT: “Faces of Currency,” Scott Travers and Andrew Schmertz, Arise TV
  • BEST NON-COMMERCIAL VIDEO: “Numismatic Vienna,” Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker, CoinWeek
  • BEST COMMERCIAL VIDEO: “How Gold Coins Are Made: Spotlight on the Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin,” Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker, CoinWeek

MEMORIAL AWARDS

  • JAMES L. MILLER MEMORIAL AWARD: Charles Morgan & Hubert Walker, CoinWeek.com, “Confronting Breen”
  • CLEMENT F. BAILEY MEMORIAL AWARD, BEST NEW WRITER:  Lara Fabian, ANS Magazine
  • THE RIBBIT:  Michael Ray Fuljenz
  • THE CLEMY:  Mark Borckardt