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The E-Sylum: Volume 20, Number 32, August 6, 2017, Article 2

2017 NLG WRITERS’ COMPETITION RESULTS

See my Numismatic Diary below for information on the Numismatic Bibliomania Society's events at this week's Denver ANA convention. Meanwhile, here is the complete list of winners of the 2017 Numismatic Literary Guild Writer's Competition, as announced at the NLG Bash Thursday. Congratulations to all the winners. -Editor

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2017 Awards List

BOOK OF THE YEAR: The work having the greatest potential impact on numismatics –

1792: Birth of a Nation’s Coinage, by Pete Smith, Joel Orosz and Leonard Augsburger

BEST SPECIALIZED BOOK:

United States Coins (tie): The $2½ and $5 Gold Indians of Bela Lyon Pratt, by Allan Schein

Bust Dime Variety Identification Guide, by Winston Zack, Louis Scuderi and Michael Sherrill

Extraordinary Merit: Numismatic Background and Census of 1802 Half Dimes, by Jon P. Amato, Ph.D.

Extraordinary Merit: United States Proof Coins, 1936-1942, by Roger Burdette

Extraordinary Merit: The Comprehensive U.S. Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, Volumes I and II, by John W. Highfill

World Coins: Irritamenta: Numismatic Treasures of a Renaissance Collection, by John Cunnally

U.S. Paper Money: Counterfeiting and Technology, by Bob McCabe

World Paper Money: Modern Issues Since 1961, Tracy Schmidt, Editor

Tokens and Medals: The Art of Devastation: Medals & Poster of the Great War, Patricia Phagan and Peter Van Alfen, Editors

U.S. COIN MAGAZINES:

BEST COIN ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES: “Sizes Matter,” COINage, Tom DeLorey

BEST TOKEN AND MEDAL ARTICLE: “Starting a Medal Collection,” by Steve Roach, Coin World magazine

BEST PAPER MONEY ARTICLE: “Women Find a Place on Three U.S. Bank Notes,” Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez, COINage

BEST COLUMN: “My Two Cents’ Worth,” Ed Reiter, COINage

BEST ISSUE: COINage, September 2016, Ed Reiter, Senior Editor; Lynn Varon, Managing Editor

WORLD NUMISMATIC MAGAZINES:

BEST COIN ARTICLE: “England’s Gold Sovereign,” by Dr. K. A. Rodgers, Australasian Coin and Banknote magazine

BEST TOKEN AND MEDAL ARTICLE: “Pistrucci’s Waterloo Masterwork,” by Dr. K. A. Rodgers, Australasian Coin and Banknote magazine, by Dr. K. A. Rodgers

BEST PAPER MONEY ARTICLE: “Fiji’s WWII Emergency Reserve Bank of New Zealand Overprints,” by Dr. K. A. Rodgers, Coin News

BEST COLUMN: “Back to Basics,” by Dr. K.A. Rodgers, Coin News

BEST ISSUE: Coin News, April 2016, John W. Mussell, Managing Editor

LARGE-CIRCULATION AND OTHER NON-PROFIT OR CLUB NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS:

BEST COIN ARTICLE: “125 Years of Collecting With the American Numismatic Association,” by Q. David Bowers, The Numismatist

BEST COLUMN: “Tokens & Medals,” by David Schenkman, The Numismatist

BEST ISSUE: The Numismatist, October 2016, Barbara Gregory, Editor

SMALL-CIRCULATION AND OTHER NON-PROFIT OR CLUB NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS:

BEST COIN ARTICLE: “Findlay, Ohio, CWT Issuers,” by Mark Borckardt, Civil War Token Journal

BEST COLUMN: “Off the Shelf,” by David Fanning, The Asylum

BEST ISSUE: The Asylum, Autumn 2016, Numismatic Bibliomania Society, Maria Fanning, Editor

NUMISMATIC NEWSPAPERS:

BEST SPOT NEWS STORY: “Doubled-Die 2015 Cent Identified,” by Ken Potter, Numismatic News

BEST COIN ARTICLE: “A Numismatic Trip to the Museum,” by Steve Roach, Coin World

BEST TOKEN AND MEDAL ARTICLE: “Mint Begins Steam Coinage in 1836,” by R.W. Julian, Numismatic News

BEST PAPER MONEY ARTICLE: “Notes Forever Tied to Wild Bunch: Pinkertons Used Serial Numbers to Track Rail Heist Loot,” by Robert R. Van Ryzin, Bank Note Reporter

BEST COLUMN: “Market Analysis,” by Steve Roach, Coin World

BEST ISSUE: Bank Note Reporter, April 2017, Robert R. Van Ryzin, Editor

NON-NUMISMATIC NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES:

THE MAURICE M. GOULD MEMORIAL AWARD FOR BEST COLUMN: “Money Talks,” by Frank Colletti, Lost Treasure magazine

BEST ARTICLE, NON-NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS: “Liberty Centennial Designs,” by Louis Golino, Elemetal Direct

INTERNET WEB SITES:

BEST WEB SITE COIN ARTICLE: “The Pogue Family Coin Collection,” by Greg Reynolds, CoinWeek.com

BEST WEB SITE TOKEN AND MEDAL ARTICLE: “They Also Ran: Campaign Medals of Forgotten Candidates,” by David Alexander, CoinWeek.com

BEST WEB SITE PAPER MONEY ARTICLE: “Controversy Over Animal Fat Used in Manufacture of New U.K. £5 Note,” by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker, CoinWeek.com

BEST ONLINE COLUMN: “Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each,” by Greg Reynolds, CoinWeek.com

BEST ONLINE NEWS WEB SITE: CoinWeek.com, Charles Morgan, Editor; Hubert Walker, Assistant Editor; Scott Purvis, Webmaster

BEST DEALER WEB SITE: Coins.HA.com, Heritage Auctions, Paul Minshull, Michael Weems, Brian Shipman, Ryan Sokol and Stewart Huckaby

BEST NON-TRADE WEBSITE: www.NumiStorica.com, Robert Korver, Webmaster

BEST INTERNET BLOG: “The Buzz,” David C. Harper, Numismatic News

BEST NON-NUMISMATIC PRESS WEB SITE: Set Investigates, Beaumont, Texas, Jerry Jordan, Webmaster and Publisher

BEST NUMISMATIC SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM: CoinWeek on Facebook, Charles Morgan

BEST SOFTWARE OR APP: 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 Part V,” March 2017, Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Extraordinary Merit: “The Jon Alan Boka Collection,” September 2016, Heritage Auctions

Extraordinary Merit: “The Pre-Long Beach Auction,” Feb. 12, 2017, Bob Grellman, Cataloger, Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers

Extraordinary Merit: "2017 ANA Auction, Orlando Florida," March 9-10, 2017, Kagin's

BEST AUCTION CATALOG, BOOKS AND EXONUMIA: “The 2017 New York Book Auction,” January 2017, Kolbe & Fanning

NEWSLETTERS:

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

BEST DEALER-PUBLISHED NEWSLETTER OR MAGAZINE: Liberty’s Outlook, Patrick A. Heller

BEST PRICE GUIDE NEWSLETTER OR MAGAZINE: The Coin Dealer Newsletter, John Feigenbaum, Editor

PORTFOLIO:

BEST ALL-AROUND PORTFOLIO (tie): Greg Reynolds and Steve Roach

AUDIO AND VIDEO:

BEST RADIO REPORT: “Things You Know That Just Aren’t So, and Important News You Need to Know,” by Patrick A. Heller, WILS-AM 1320, Lansing, Michigan

VIDEO – NON-COMMERCIAL (tie): Michael Markowitz, Podcast #46: Ancient Coins, What We Can Learn From Them, How Coins Changed Us, CoinWeek.com, Charles Morgan

“Numismatic America: Behind the Scenes at the National Numismatic Collection” by Charles Morgan, Hubert Walker and Jeff Garrett, CoinWeek.com

VIDEO – COMMERCIAL: “Profile of David Michaels,” Heritage Auctions

MEMORIAL AND OTHER AWARDS:

JAMES L. MILLER MEMORIAL AWARD: “Notes Forever Tied to Wild Bunch: Pinkertons Used Serial Numbers to Track Rail Heist Loot,” by Robert R. Van Ryzin, Bank Note Reporter

THE RIBBIT: David Hall

PCGS EDUCATION AWARD: The E-sylum, Wayne Homren, Editor, Numismatic Bibliomania Society, Publisher

THE CLEMY: Robert R. Van Ryzin

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