(Anaheim, California)—The Numismatic Literary Guild announced the awards for its annual Writers Competition at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Thursday, August 11, 2016.
Eight Whitman Publishing authors received recognition in categories covering U.S. coins, U.S. paper money, world coins, numismatic investments, and tokens and medals. They were:
Michael Moran and Jeff Garrett: “Best Specialized Book, U.S. Coins,” for 1849: The Philadelphia Mint Strikes Gold, a chronicle of the trials and tribulations of the U.S. Mint in the first half of the 19th century and the tremendous impact that the 1848 discovery of gold in California had upon that institution and the nation as a whole.
David Bowers: “Best Specialized Book, U.S. Paper Money,” for the Whitman Encyclopedia of Obsolete Paper Money, volume 5 (the fourth of four volumes covering New England) and volume 6 (the first of three volumes on the South Atlantic states)—in-depth studies of the state-chartered banks that issued paper currency from the 1790s to the 1860s.
Don and Lois Bailey: “Extraordinary Merit, World Coins,” for the Whitman Encyclopedia of Mexican Money, volume 2, a history and price guide covering the modern coinage of Mexico, 1905 to date, including circulating, commemorative, and bullion coins.
Tom Bilotta: “Extraordinary Merit, Numismatic Investments,” for Collecting Coins in Retirement: An Action Guide and Estate Advice for Hobbyists and Their Families, compiling the author’s 20-plus years of experience observing the specialized challenges and opportunities collectors see after they retire, and the questions and situations their heirs encounter.
Ron Guth: “Extraordinary Merit, World Coins,” for 100 Greatest Women on Coins—number 10 in Whitman’s “100 Greatest” series—a beautifully illustrated volume about the long history of women featured on coinage, with the author’s advice on how anyone today can assemble a remarkable and meaningful collection.
Dennis Tucker: “Extraordinary Merit, Tokens and Medals,” for American Gold and Silver: U.S. Mint Collector and Investor Coins and Medals, Bicentennial to Date, a history, comprehensive catalog, and market study of the Mint’s recent bullion-coin and related products—everything outside of American Eagles, including the American Arts gold medallions, First Spouse and American Buffalo gold coins, America the Beautiful silver coins, and others.
“Whitman Publishing is pleased to bring great new books to the hobby community every year,” said Whitman president Mary Burleson. “Congratulations to our award-winning authors; to everyone who participated in the NLG Writers Competition for 2016; and to the NLG for promoting excellence in numismatic research and writing.”
Whitman is the Official Supplier of the American Numismatic Association, and ANA members receive 10% off all direct purchases of Whitman books, folders, albums, and other products.