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NBS Awards

In order to promote excellence in the field of numismatic literature, and to recognize outstanding contributions to our house organ and the field of numismatic knowledge in general, the Numismatic Bibliomania Society has established several awards.

 

NUMISMATIC BIBLIOMANIA SOCIETY AWARDS, 1979-2011

Armand Champa Award for Best Article in The Asylum
(1986-1996)

Established at NBS Board Meeting, August 7, 1986 (The Asylum, Vol 4, No 3, 1986)
Awarded at 1987 NBS Annual Meeting:Carling Gresham
(Vol 5, No 4), 1987
Awarded at 1988 NBS Annual Meeting:John J. Ford and John W. Adams
(Vol 6, No 3), 1988
Awarded at 1989 NBS Annual Meeting:Eric P. Newman and Q. David Bowers
(Vol 7, No 3), 1989
Awarded at 1990 NBS Annual Meeting:No names published in The Asylum
Awarded at 1991 NBS Annual Meeting:George Frederick Kolbe and Jack Collins
(Vol 9, No 4), 1991
Awarded at 1992 NBS Annual Meeting:Joel J. Orosz (Vol 10, No 4), 1992
Awarded at 1993 NBS Annual Meeting:George Fuld and Frank Katen (Vol 11, No 3), 1993
Awarded at 1994 NBS Annual Meeting:John Bergman (Vol 12, No 3), 1994
Awarded at 1995 NBS Annual Meeting:Del Bland (Vol 13, No 3), 1995
Awarded at 1996 NBS Annual Meeting:Denis Loring (Vol 14, No 3), 1996
[Superseded after 1996 by the NBS Writer's Award for Best Article in The Asylum]


NBS Writer's Awardfor Best Article in The Asylum
(1997-Present)

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Established at NBS Board Meeting, 1997 (The Asylum, Vol 15, No 3), 1997
Awarded at 1998 NBS Annual Meeting:Joel J. Orosz (Vol 16, No 3), 1998
Awarded at 1999 NBS Annual Meeting:Randolph Zander E-Sylum, Vol 12 No 33
Awarded at 2000 NBS Annual Meeting:Joel J. Orosz (Vol 18, No 3), 2000
Awarded at 2001 NBS Annual Meeting:Joel J. Orosz (5-8-2001 letter from NBS Secretary-Treasurer David Hirt to NBS President Wayne K. Homren in NBS Archives)
Awarded at 2002 NBS Annual Meeting:Q. David Bowers (Vol 21 No 3), 2002-or-Pete Smith (Coin World, 8-26-02)
Awarded at 2003 NBS Annual Meeting:No name published in The Asylum or E-Sylum
Awarded at 2004 NBS Annual Meeting:No name published in The Asylum or E-Sylum
Awarded at 2005 NBS Annual Meeting:David F. Fanning (Vol 23, No 4), 2005
Awarded at 2006 NBS Annual Meeting:Karl Moulton
Awarded at 2007 NBS Annual Meeting:No name published in The Asylum or E-Sylum
Awarded at 2008 NBS Annual Meeting:No name published in The Asylum or E-Sylum
Awarded at 2009 NBS Annual Meeting:No name published in The Asylum or E-Sylum
Awarded at 2010 NBS Annual Meeting: Leonard Augsburger (Vol 28, Nos. 3 & 4), 2010
Awarded at 2011 NBS Annual Meeting: Frank Campbell (Vol. 29, No. 3), 2011
[Superseded after 2011 by the Joel J. Orosz Award for Best Article in The Asylum

Joel J. Orosz Award for Best Article in The Asylum for Best Article in The Asylum
(1997-Present)

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Awarded at the 2012 NBS Annual Meeting Pete Smith
Awarded at the 2013 NBS Annual Meeting George Kolbe "Reminiscences of a Numismatic Bookseller"

Jack Collins Award for Overall Contributions to Numismatic Literature (1997-2003)

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Established at NBS Board meeting, 1997 (The Asylum, Vol 15, No 3, 1997
To be given periodically, not to exceed one award per year.
Awarded at 2000 NBS Annual Meeting: Bill Malkmus (The E-Sylum, Vol 3, No 37, Sept 10, 2000)
Awarded at 2001 NBS Annual Meeting: Q. David Bowers (The E-Sylum, Vol 4, No 34, Aug 19, 2001
Awarded at 2003 NBS Annual Meeting: Wayne K. Homren (Board meeting notes in NBS Archives)

Jack Collins Award for Best New Author in The Asylum
(2008-Present)

Established and endowed in perpetuity ($1000), but I cannot find in either The Asylum or The E-Sylum, at which NBS Board Meeting this action was taken, If memory serves, it was at NBS Board Meeting, 2008.
Awarded at 2009 NBS Annual Meeting: Bill Bugert (The E-Sylum, Vol 12, No 33, Aug 16, 2009)
Awarded at 2010 NBS Annual Meeting: Max Spiegel (vol. 28 Nos 3 & 4), 2010
Awarded at 2011 NBS Annual Meeting: Harvey Stack
Awarded at 2012 NBS Annual Meeting: James Higby
Awarded at 2013 NBS Annual Meeting: Arnold Tescher "Hidden Voices in the ANS Archives"

Aaron Feldman Award for Lifetime Achievement
(1991-1996)

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Established at NBS Board Meeting, 1991, (Vol 9, No 4), 1991
This is distinct from the Aaron Feldman Memorial Exhibit Award, which was established and endowed by the NBS Board at the same annual meeting in 1991. This endowed award will be covered below; those listed in this section are the winners for lifetime achievement
Awarded at 1991 NBS Annual Meeting: Armand Champa (Vol IX, No 4), 1991
Awarded at 1992 NBS Annual Meeting: Al Hoch and Wayne Homren (Vol X, No 4), 1992
Awarded at 1993 NBS Annual Meeting: Charles Davis (Vol 11, No 3), 1993
Awarded at 1994 NBS Annual Meeting: Martin Gengerke (Vol 12, No 3), 1994
Awarded at 1995 NBS Annual Meeting: Michael Hodder (Vol 13, No 3), 1995
Awarded at 1996 NBS Annual Meeting: Frank Van Zandt (Vol 14, No 3), 1996
[Superseded after 1996 by the George Frederick Kolbe Award for Lifetime Achievement in Numismatic Literature]

George Frederick Kolbe Award for Lifetime Achievement in Numismatic Literature (2010-Present)

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Awarded at 2010 Annual Meeting:George Frederick Kolbe and John W. Adams (Vol 28, Nos 3 & 4), 2010
Awarded at 2011 NBS Annual Meeting: Al Hoch
Not awarded in 2012

Aaron Feldman Memorial Exhibit Award
(1991-Present)

Established and endowed in perpetuity ($3000) at NBS Board Meeting, 1991 (Vol 9, No 4), 1991. A complete list of the winners (first, second and third place) for this Award from 1992 to 2001 are listed Aaron Feldman Memorial Exhibit Award.

Young Numismatist Writing Contest

Established at NBS Board Meeting, 1996 (Vol 14, No 3), 1996. There is no evidence in The Asylum that this contest was ever held, nor any prizes awarded

Certificate of Recognition

Awarded at 1991 NBS Annual Meeting: Linda Kolbe (Vol 9, No 4), 1991

Award of Appreciation

Awarded at 1992 NBS Annual Meeting: Kay Champa (Vol 10, No 4), 1992

Honorary Chairman for Life

Frank Katen (Vol 5, No 4), 1987

Non-NBS Awards Won by NBS Publications and Individuals

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ANA Club Representatives' Award, 1993

First Place, Specialized Publications, The Asylum, Charles Davis, Editor

ANA Club Representatives' Award, 1998

Third Place, specialty Numismatic Publication, The Asylum, George Frederick Kolbe, Editor

ANA Club Representatives' Awards, 2003

Special Merit Award, presented to The E-Sylum. Wayne K. Homren, Editor

ANA Outstanding Club Publications Contest, 2005

Electronic Newsletters: Second Place, The E-Sylum, Wayne K. Homren, Editor

Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Numismatic Writing

Wayne K. Homren, 2008

YN Summer ANA Seminar Scholarship

This is a $1000 scholarship award administered by the ANA each year.

Special Merit

 E-sylum edited by Wayne Homren was presented with a Special Merit award at the 2003 ANA Annual Convention! Congratulations to Wayne for a great job of editing!
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Past NBS ANA Exhibit Award Winners

2007 - Milwaukee

1st & People's ChoiceLeon A. Saryan, Ph.D.Seminal Works of 19th Century Armenian Numismatic Literature
2ndLawrence SekulichThe Provenance of Tudeer 99a
3rdEmmett McDonald Metric Coinage

2005 - San Francisco

2ndLeo ShaneA Colonial Merchant's Dilemma
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2004 - Pittsburgh

1stDavid W. LangeCoin Boards 1934-2004
2ndLawrence SekulichAn 18th Century Magnum Opus
3rdWayne K. HomrenNumismatic Literature of Western Pennsylvania Numismatic Society Members: The First 100 Years

2003 - Baltimore

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3rdRadford StearnsResearching the Sestroretsk Ruble

2002 - New York, NY

lst Jim Neiswinter First Photographic Plate in American Numismatics

2001 - Atlanta, GA 

1st David Sklow ANA Membership: The Printed Record
2ndDavid G. ProvostUS Commemorative Coin Advertisements of 1937
3rdPete SmithContemporary Illustrations of  the Second Philadelphia Mint 
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2000 - Philadelphia, PA

1stTom SheehanBuilding a Set of The Numismatist
2ndP. Scott RubinAuction Catalogs That Led Me to Collect Numismatic Literature

1999 - Chicago, IL

1stLawrence SekulichA Bibliographic Introduction to Collecting Ancient Greek Coins

1998 - Portland, OR

1st Michael J. Sullivan An Overview of Bank Note Reporters and Counterfeit Detectors for Paper Money 
2nd Donna Malloy The Literature of Military Payment Certificates 
3rd John R. Eshbach The Start of Something Big: 1st November 1858 
 P. Scott Rubin 19th Century U.S. Auction Catalogs Distributed by Coin Dealers other than the Catalogers 
NC Wayne K. Homren A Selection of American Numismatic Literature Prospectuses 

1997 - New York, NY

No Exhibits due to space limitations
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1996 - Denver, CO

1st Pete Smith The Challenging Literature of A. M. Smith
2nd P. Scott Rubin My Choice of Very Significant U.S. Auction Sales of the 19th and 20th Centuries 
 John A. Parker A Brief History of the Heath Bond Detector 

1995 - Anaheim, CA

 John Eshbach The Life and Works of Charles T. Steigerwalt, Numismatist 

1994 - Detroit, MI

1st John Kraljevich A Comparison of the Different Editions of Sheldon's Work on Large Cents 
2nd Joel J. Orosz Early Literature of Dave Bowers and Jim Ruddy 
 Steven Roach B. Max Mehl--A Numismatic Legend 
 Rian R. Thum An Eighteenth Century Spanish Volume on Numismatics 

1993 - Baltimore, MD

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1st P. Scott Rubin American Numismatic Literature--Then and Now 
 Frank Katen American Numismatic Literature 
 Rian R. ThumThe Evolution of Literature on Large Date (1840-1857) Large Cents 
 John Kraljevich A Comparison of the Different Editions of Sheldon's Work on Large Cents 

1992 - Orlando, FL 

1st Wayne K. Homren A Selection of Numismatic Ephemera 
2nd P. Scott Rubin Auction Catalogs as Information Sources 
 Bob Metzger Tracing a Pedigree Through Auction Catalogs 
 Benjamin M. Phillips The Evolution of YN Digest 
 Robert Turfboer King Otto Grants Mining Rights 
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