ANS Publications Win a Record Number of Awards

The American Numismatic Society won a record number of awards at the annual event of the Numismatic Literary Guild on July 28 in San Francisco. Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan, Executive Director, who was present at the enjoyable event, congratulated the authors and editors, who had worked on the various publications. “We are truly delighted that the hard work has paid off. Writing articles and books, and having them professionally edited and produced is no easy task. Our team of over 25 people involved in this exercise deserve our thanks, in particular as many of them work as unpaid volunteers or consultants.”

Congratulations to ANS Fellow David Tripp for winning the Book of the Year award for his Illegal Tender. Gold, Greed, and the Mystery of the Lost 1933 Double Eagle.

Results of NLG Annual Writers’ Competition for 2005

Books

BEST SPECIALIZED BOOK, WORLD COINS:
Cobs, Pieces of Eight and Treasure Coins,
by Sewall Menzel, New York 2005

BEST MUSEUM AND EXHIBITION CATALOG:
A Simple Souvenir, Coins and Medals of the Olympic Games,
by Peter G. van Alfen, New York 2004

Non-Profit or Club Numismatic Magazines

BEST ARTICLE, LARGE PUBLICATIONS
“George Washington and America’s ‘Small Beginning’ in Coinage: The Fabled 1792 Half Dismes,” Joel J. Orosz and Carl R. Herkowitz, American Journal of Numismatics 15 (2003), published 2004, pp. 111-156.

BEST COLUMN, LARGE PUBLICATIONS
EXRAORDINARY MERIT: “Current Cabinet Activities,” Robert W. Hoge, ANS Magazine, 2004, vol. 3, no. 1 pp. 20-27; vol. 3, no. 2 pp 54-57; vol. 3, no. 3 pp. 38-43.

BEST ARTICLE, SMALL PUBLICATIONS
“Lord Baltimore Coinage and Daily Exchange in Early Maryland,” Louis E. Jordan, Colonial Newsletter, Vol. 44, No. 2, Aug./Dec. 2004, serial no. 126, pp. 2651-2768.

Computer Software and Internet Web Sites

BEST SOFTWARE
“The Colonial Newsletter, Issues 104-126,” American Numismatic Society, Gary A. Trudgen, Editor