The Clemy Award

In a category of its own since 1968 is the Clemy Award. The highest honor of NLG is bestowed annually during the NLG Bash on an NLG member in recognition of writing skill, dedication to numismatics, sense of humor and dedication to the Numismatic Literary Guild. Nominations are submitted by members of the board to the previous year’s winner, who makes the final choice.

Shown here is Lee Martin with the original Clemy, a 90-pound gold painted typewriter donated by Gordon Greene. The typewriter was retired in 1974 and placed in the ANA Museum in Colorado Springs. The current NLG logo, designed by Nathan Sobel, prominantly features this historic typewriter as the central design.

The Clemy Award Winners


1968  -  Clement F. Bailey
1969  -  Edward C. Rochette
1970  -  Lee Martin
1971  -  Margo Russell
1972  -  Virginia Culver
1973  -  Maurice M. Gould
1974  -  Eva B. Adams
1975  -  Ray Byrne
1976  -  Chester L. Krause
1977  -  Richard S. Yeoman
1978  -  Lee F. Hewitt
1979  -  Abe Kosoff
1980  -  Glenn Smedley
1981  -  Arlie Slabaugh
1982  -  Eric P. Newman
1983  -  Kenneth Bressett
1984  -  Donn Pearlman
1985  -  Walter Breen
1986  -  Ed Reiter
1987 -  David T. Alexander
1988  -  James L.Miller
1989  -  Q. David Bowers
1990 – David L. Ganz
1991 – Clifford Mishler
1992  -  R.W. Julian
1993  -  Russell Rulau
1994  -  Elvira Clain Stefanelli
1995  -  Beth Deisher
1996  -  Col. Bill Murray
1997  -  Alan Herbert
1998  -  Burnett Anderson
1999  -  Thomas K. DeLorey
2000  -  Wendell A. Wolka
2001  -  David C. Harper
2002  -  Scott A. Travers
2003  -  Bill Fivaz
2004  -  Neil Shafer
2005  -  Carlton “Fred” Schwan
2006  -  Barbara J. Gregory
2007  -  Gene Hessler
2008  -  Anthony Swiatek
2009  -  Maurice H. Rosen
2010  -  Paul Whitnah
2011  -  Kay Lenker
2012  -  Jim Halperin & Steve Ivy
2013  -  Mike Fuljenz
2014  -  John Albanese