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The E-Sylum: Volume 19, Number 41, October 9, 2016, Article 4

CENTRAL STATES AWARDS 2016-2017 AUTHOR GRANTS

Central States Numismatic Society logo The Central States Numismatic Society has announced the recipients of its 2016-2017 author grants. Numismatic authors can apply for these grants for assistance in researching and publishing their work. Here's an excerpt from an October 8, 2016 Coin World article by Paul Gilkes, and links to more information. Congratulations to the new awardees, and good luck with your books. -Editor

If you’ve thought about writing a book about a specific area of numismatics, it’s possible that the Central States Numismatic Society can help financially with its research and publication.

Grants to assist authors in publishing new references in four different collecting areas were recently awarded under the Central States Author Grants Program.

The four 2016–2017 Central States Author Grant recipients and the titles of their respective books are:

➤ Kenneth Berger, Philippine Emergency Currency.

➤ Russell Doughty, Flying Eagle/Indian Cent Die Varieties.

➤ Kevin Flynn, Coin Collecting For Kids.

➤ Winston Zach, Contemporary Counterfeit Coinage.

Ongoing program
According to Ray Lockwood, CSNS education director and past president, the first grants under the Central States Author Grants Program were made in 2011 and have been awarded annually since.

Grants may not exceed $5,000. The amount budgeted for the grants ranges from $10,000 to $40,000 each year, Lockwood said.

Lockwood said grant applications are due Aug. 31 each year and are reviewed by the Central States Education Committee. The committee then recommends to the Central States Board what applications to fund. The board, in turn, approves the grants on or about Oct. 1, Lockwood said.

Since the 2011 establishment of the Central State Author Grants Program, 34 grants have been awarded.

“These grants have yielded 22 published books to date with others still in the development stage.”

What a great program! Many thanks to the board and members of CSNS for their strong support of numismatic literature. It's the lifeblood of our hobby; new books often reignite old collecting areas or open up entirely new ones. I'm looking forward myself to the book on Contemporary Counterfeit Coinage, something we've discussed several times in The E-Sylum. -Editor

To read the complete article, see:
When you think ‘There ought to be a book...’ but can’t afford to write it, there’s an app for that (www.coinworld.com/news/us-coins/2016/10/central-states-awards-four-new-book-grants.html)

For more information on the author grants program, see:
http://centralstates.info/education.html

For more information on the Central States Numismatic Society, see:
www.centralstates.info

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