Steve Ivy and Jim Halperin were the recipients of the Clemy Award. The Clemy is the highest honor presented by the Numismatic Literary Guild and was presented by last year’s recipient Kay Edgerton Lenker during this year’s annual Bash Aug. 9 at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia. The Clemy recognizes outstanding service to the organization. Ivy and Halperin, cofounders and principals in Heritage Auctions, are longtime NLG supporters.
Well-known researcher and writer R.W. Julian was presented with the Ribbet Award by last year’s honoree Ed Reiter. The Ribbet Award is the NLG’s second highest honor.
Krause Publications awards included:
l Best Numismatic Investment Book, The Essential Guide to Investing in Precious Metals, by David L. Ganz.
l Extraordinary Merit, One Coin Is Never Enough, by Michael S. Shutty Jr., Ph.D.
l Extraordinary Merit, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 5th Edition, George S. Cuhaj, Editor; Thomas Michael, Market Analyst.
l Extraordinary Merit, Unusual World Coins, 6th Edition. George S. Cuhaj, Editor; Tom Michael, Market Analyst.
l Extraordinary Merit, U.S. Coins Close Up, by Robert R. Van Ryzin.
U.S. Commercial Numismatic Magazines:
l Best Coin Article, “Gobrecht’s Dollar Originals Show Eagle Flying Upward,” R.W. Julian, Coins magazine, May 2012.
l Best Issue, Coins magazine, May 2012, Robert R. Van Ryzin, Editor.
World Commercial Magazines:
l Best Column, “Mostly Copper,” Donald H. Dool, World Coin News.
l Best Paper Money Article, “Now There Are Six: Rare Confederate Tome Discovered,” Fred L. Reed III, Bank Note Reporter, October 2011.
l Best Column, “Shades of the Blue and Grey,” Fred L. Reed III, Bank Note Reporter.
Other NLG Awards included:
l Book of the Year, Encyclopedia of Commemorative Coins of the United States, by Anthony J. Swiatek.
l Best U.S. Coin Book, American Numismatist, by Paul Hollis.
l Best World Coin Book, A Guide Book of Canadian Coins and Tokens, 1st Edition, by James A. Haxby.
l Best U.S. Paper Money Book, History of Collecting Confederate States of America Paper Money, Volume 1, by Pierre Fricke and Fred Reed.
l Best World Paper Money Book: World War II Paper Money and Financial Instruments of Nazi Germany, by Harold Kroll.
l Best Tokens and Medals Book, Discover the World of Charbneau So-Called Dollars, by Jeff Shevlin and William D. Hyder.
l Best Museum and Exhibit Catalog, Cultural Change: Jewish, Christian and Islamic Coins of the Holy Land. American Numismatic Society; David Hendin, Author.
l Extraordinary Merit, A Guide Book of United States Coins, Professional Edition, 3rd Edition, by R.S. Yeoman; Kenneth Bressett, Senior Editor; Jeff Garrett, Valuations Editor; Q. David Bowers, Research Editor.
l Extraordinary Merit, America’s Beautiful National Parks, by Aaron J. McKeon.
l Extraordinary Merit, Check List and Record Book of United States and Canadian Coins. Whitman Publishing, LLC; Dennis Tucker, Publisher.
l Extraordinary Merit, Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties, Fifth Edition, Volume II, by Bill Fivaz and J.T. Stanton; Ken Potter, Editor.
l Extraordinary Merit, Coinage of the Caravan Kingdoms, by Martin Huth.
l Extraordinary Merit, Coin World Almanac, Eighth Edition. The Coin World Staff; Beth Deisher, Coordinating Editor; William T. Gibbs, Project Editor.
l Extraordinary Merit, Collecting Rare Coins for Pleasure and Profit, by Q. David Bowers.
l Extraordinary Merit, Peace Medals: Negotiating Power in Early America States Tokens and Medals. Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Okla.; Robert B. Pickering, Editor.
l Extraordinary Merit, The Collectible Ike Varieties, Special Edition. The Ike Group; Rob Ezerman, Lead Author.
l Extraordinary Merit, The Surprising History of the 1838-O Half Dollar, by David Stone and Mark Van Winkle; James Halperin, Editor.
U.S. Commercial Numismatic Magazines:
l Extraordinary Merit, “Platinum: The Rich Man’s Gold,” Jim Kingsland, COINage.
l Best Tokens and Medals Article, “The 10 Most Interesting American Medals,” David T. Alexander, COINage.
l Best Paper Money Article, “Check – or Credit Card?,” Amy Drew Thompson, COINage.
l Best Column, “My Two Cents’ Worth,” Ed Reiter, COINage.
World Commercial Numismatic Magazines:
l Best Coins Article, “Errors by Design,” Dr. Kerry Rodgers, Coin News.
l Best Tokens and Medals Article, “Medal of Honor Commemorated in Coin,” Dr. Kerry Rodgers, Australasian Coin & Banknote Magazine.
l Best Paper Money Article, “Going to Hell in a Note Basket,” Kerry Rodgers, Australasian Coin & Banknote Magazine.
l Best Issue, Coin News, November 2011, John M. Mussell, Group Managing Editor.